“My family was happy to know that I was still alive”

My name is Farhad, I’m 18 years old and I come from Afghanistan.
I had a very difficult life in Iran, because I did not have a residence permit there. When I was 14 I was quite tall and the police had there Eyes on me. I was’nt alowed to attend school and I could not play with other children.

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Dublin Core: Language: swe Subject: asylum, refugees, A Million Stories, Sweden

“I just want to live my life just like everyone else”

My name is Mansour and I’m 19 years old from Afghanistan.
Even when I was 10 years old, I felt like I was a little different compared to other children, but I dared not tell my family. I discovered that this issue was also forbidden in Iran. I could not stay there either, so I had to flee from Sweden to seek asylum.

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Dublin Core: Language: swe Subject: asylum, refugees, A Million Stories, Sweden

Asra

Asra is almost 3 years old and she came to Greece with her parents and her brother. Drawing and reading are her favourite activities. She can speak a little bit of English with her mother and a little bit of Greek with her father. Continue reading “Asra”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: Greece, Afghnaistan, refugee, Asylum, A Million Stories

“I am not a small girl, I am 14 years old”

Mariam is 14 years old. She was born in Iran by Afghan parents. Below, you can read her own written story. She has learned to write and speak a little bit of English. She also goes to a Greek school near the Refugee Camp of Skaramagas, in which she stays with her parents.

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Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: Greece, Afghanistan, Iran, refugee, Asylum, A Million Stories

“I learned to speak and write in Greek”

I am Mohammed and I am seven years old. I go to the A2 class at the school in Haidari. At school, I learned to speak and write in Greek, and I can talk to my friends at school.
I like to play out in the schoolyard, play with computers and doing physical exercises. I like maths and Greek language very much.
My best friend at the camp (Refugee Center of Skaramagas) is Sami and Zachra! Continue reading ““I learned to speak and write in Greek””

Dublin Core: Language: aig Subject: Greece, Afghanistan, Iran, refugee, Asylum, A Million Stories