“You can still see the marks from the rope on my arm”

My name is Mona from Baghdad and I am 27 years old. Mother to two children. I live in Malmo, recently two years ago.
I was born in Baghdad. My dad was a communist and he raised me and my 4 siblings in a different way from the tradition in Iraq. The woman has her rights and lives in her own way. I grew up with these thoughts from my dad. But when I got older, my thoughts broke with the society in Baghdad.

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

“I had to experience the winter and it was very cold”

My name is Bave and I am a kurd from Qamishli in Syria. My life was very good before the war. I  went to school as usual and went out with my friends. Our life was much nicer than life in Europe. The war came and destroyed our whole life. It was a shock.

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

If you choose to be Christian, they call you ‘ertedad’

Davoud Lajmiri is a 30 year old man, from Iran.

I have a bachelor in architecture, and had my own business in Iran. I worked and studied. I was 28 years when I left the country. I was Christian in Iran. When in Iran, there is no choice, everyone has to join the army. When I was in the army, I used to go to the secret hidden Christian church, that was outside the army facility. We couldn’t practice our faith openly. The regime found out about it. Someone who was in the army was also working for the regime, and they told people from the government about me. The government officers hacked into my phone and found some Christian scriptures. That is why I left the country. Continue reading “If you choose to be Christian, they call you ‘ertedad’”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: refugee, asylum, a million stories, denmark, iran, ertedad, religion

Nour tried to reunite with her father

Nour Dalati is a 30 year old woman from Aleppo, Syria

I want to tell the story about what happened to me in the Danish airport. I didn’t want to stay here. I wanted to go to my father in The Netherlands. But the Danish police caught me and took my fingerprints. They threatened me, that if I wound not give them my fingerprints, they would put me in prison for two month, and then send me back to Greece. Continue reading “Nour tried to reunite with her father”

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

I remember a day where my dad was very worried about us

Shahd Alkurdi is a  13 year old girl from Damascus, Syria

I came to Denmark on February 16th 2015 with my mother and my brother. We flew here, mother had been granted family reunification with my dad. I was 10 years old when I arrived in Denmark, today I am 13 years old.

From Syria I remember things were rough. I could see my country fall apart, be destroyed with my own eyes. We lived in a place where there was a good view. You could see the entire city. You could see how the bombs fell. You could see the smoke and the fire. Continue reading “I remember a day where my dad was very worried about us”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: refugee, asylum, a million stories, denmark, damascus, syria, child

Shahin was a wedding photographer

Shahin Abdo is a  21 year old man from Mosul, Iraq.

I came to Denmark in 2015. I work at the airport, first cleaning up, but now I’m gonna work at a restaurant.

I went to high school in Iraq. I had a dream of studying English at the university. After that, I dreamt of becoming a pilot. I worked after school, fixing phones at my fathers shop, and as a photographer. When someone got married in my city, I was the one who took the pictures. I did that for three and a half years. Continue reading “Shahin was a wedding photographer”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: refugee, asylum, a million stories, iraq, mosul, denmark