Karin, my Danish aunt

Girl, 15 years old, Kurd, Syria

I arrived in Denmark with my family in 2016. I came with my parents and 6 siblings and first we went to live as refugees in a small house that was located in a place called Nykøbing Mors. And after having lived there for some months, we moved to Copenhagen to another temporary housing, where we were sharing facilities such as kitchen and shower with a group of other refugees. It was also in this housing that I met Karin, whom I now consider to be my ”Danish aunt”, and she is not only an aunt to me, but to my entire family. Karin first came to visit us and then we went to see her and to have some food in her apartment.  Continue reading “Karin, my Danish aunt”

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

I feel like some other Muslims judge me because I am Christian

Entisar Youssef is 50 years old and from Qamishli, Syria.

I came to Denmark in 2014. I am from Qamishili in Syria. In Syria, I worked as a chef in restaurants.
Before the war I lived a very nice life. The war came to Qamishli in the beginning of 2014. I am a Christian and ISIS killed all the Christians in Qamishly, so I had to escape. All of my relatives escaped before me. I was the last one to leave. Continue reading “I feel like some other Muslims judge me because I am Christian”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, aarhus, copenhagen, christian, refugee, chef,

I go to school every day together with my sister

Girl, 14 years old, Kurd, Syria.

I came to Denmark in early 2016 with my parents and my sisters and brothers, and first we lived in the countryside in our own house. It was a very nice house, because it was nice and peaceful as I did not have to share my kitchen with anybody else except my family. But then we moved to Copenhagen to another temporary housing with shared facilities and a lot of other refugees around, and it was just very different from what we had been used to. Continue reading “I go to school every day together with my sister”

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

There are SO many Danish people who helped us

Mohamad Alkhoraki is 27 years old, from Damascus, Syria

I came to Denmark in 2014 with my younger brother who just turned 24. In Syria I worked as a hairdresser, and I had a salon of my own since I was 15 years old. Right now I am finishing an education to become a hairdresser by profession, and I have an intership at Sthur. In November 2018 I will become a hairdresser! It only takes me two years because I have training from Syria. Continue reading “There are SO many Danish people who helped us”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, family reunification, hairdresser, hairstylist, denmark, syria, frederikshavn, københavn, copenhagen