Even though I am still alive, my daughter is growing up without me

Hello! Μy name is Omar and I am 28 years old. I was born in Afrin and I was studying in Aleppo for four years. After those four years, we had to choose one language between French and English. I chose to study French but my family complained that French is not so popular. They sent me to a village to study English because they thought that English is more important. After that, I studied Economics at a university. I was in the last year of my studies when the war started. Continue reading “Even though I am still alive, my daughter is growing up without me”

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

We felt like we got a second chance at life

Mahmoud, 31 years old. From Aleppo, Syria

I came to Denmark in 2014. In Syria my family and I owned a textile and lingerie factory and three shops.
Before the war I felt like I was living like a king. My family had money, wealth and lived very well. We had everything; factory, shops, house, car and everything. Continue reading “We felt like we got a second chance at life”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, aleppo, refugee,

I have now waited 4 years for the smuggler’s brother

Fouad is 38 years old, Aleppo, Syria.

I had a beautiful life before the war. I was a successful tailor and I had one business in Aleppo and another one in Lebanon where I had several men and women employed, respectively. Life was good and I enjoyed it very much in all its aspects. Continue reading “I have now waited 4 years for the smuggler’s brother”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, aleppo, refugee,

Every day I could hear the noise from the bomber

Aiden is 20 years old and from Aleppo, Syria.

I had a good and for a boy-my-age normal life in my city. I lived in an apartment with my family and would go to school. I had two hobbies and one of them is chess and the other one is swimming; back in Syria I took a swimming certificate. I had many friends and would work on my computer, which is something that I like a lot and also would like to work with sometime in the future. Two careers I have in my mind and would like to explore are soft engineering and data science.   Continue reading “Every day I could hear the noise from the bomber”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: A million stories, denmark, syria, aleppo, copenhagen, refugee,

“A city that never sleeps”

My name is Motaz and I’m 24 years old.

I lived a regular life in Aleppo, like any human being. I went to school and played with friends when I was little. I remember I did not go out often, because there were big streets and cars. I have 3 siblings and I’m the middle child. I loved going out and staying out for a long time.

Continue reading ““A city that never sleeps””

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