“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.

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

“My biggest goal was to feel safe”

My name is Thair and I come from Aleppo in Syria.

I worked as head of a car shop and a clothing store. I am also an author and a poet. I had a good life in Syria, social life was very good. I’ll never find a country like Syria. The war started a little later in Aleppo and we stopped feeling safe. Either you were with or against the government. There was no other choice.

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

I would like to change the opinion of politicians and the opinion they have of war refugees

Ammar Ibrahim is 30 years old man and from Aleppo in Syria

I arrived in Denmark in November 2015. In Syria I was a pharmacist. I have certificates in chemistry and pharmacy, but in Denmark they only accepted my chemistry degree. I am now studying a master in chemistry at Copenhagen University. I am now at my second year, where I’m doing a project at DTU.

In Syria I worked in a pharmacy where I had worked for 7 years. I also worked in the pharmaceutical industry for two years. It was my own pharmacy but when the war came, I was forced to close it for more than 5 month. Continue reading “I would like to change the opinion of politicians and the opinion they have of war refugees”

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

Im a woman, a mother, a lawyer, not a refugee

I was born in Lebanon and have four sisters. We moved to Syria because we are Syrian. I grew up in Aleppo with my mother because my dad died when I was 3 years old. My mom struggled to get education. Studied and worked in the university. I got my education at the university of Aleppo, where I studied international criminal law. I started my training with a lawyer, and after that I had my own company as a lawyer since 2005. I worked very hard. I made a good reputation. Had a good job, and good customers. I worked when the war started, but it was a very bad experience working during the war. Continue reading “Im a woman, a mother, a lawyer, not a refugee”

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

“I have to be strong and believe in myself”

Hello! I came from Syria, from Aleppo and I am Kurdish. I speak four languages and now I am learning German and Greek a little bit.  I am alone here. I left my country four years ago. I am alone here and my family is in Aleppo-Afrin. I was in Turkey for three years and then I came to Chios island.

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