Crossing the unruly sea to get to the island was like looking at Death

Muhamad, 37 years, and Kouder, 36 years, from Damascus, Syria.

We are brothers and before the war in Syria broke out we lived with our parents, sisters and brothers in a refugee camp in Lebanon, where we arrived in 1994. Life was good in the camp, even though sometimes there were conflicts between different groups. Occasionally we got to work as a mason and a painter, respectively, which made it possible for us to make a living. Continue reading “Crossing the unruly sea to get to the island was like looking at Death”

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

Give us a chance because we are trying our best!

Samer Alfahed is 55 years old and from Damascus, Syria.

I came to Denmark in 2014, on march 6th. In my homeland I owned a factory that made childrens clothes, and girls clothes was our speciality. Before the war my life was very good. I had lots of money and cars. My company was successful and we exported clothes to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait etc. The factory was located in the countryside. Continue reading “Give us a chance because we are trying our best!”

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

There’s peace here, and its quiet

Fathieh Fares is 17 years old, from Damascus, Syria
I came to Denmark in 2015. In Syria I went to school, 9th grade. I lived a normal life before the war. I went to school, had family. Every year during vacation we went to Tartus by the sea. That is a very nice place. I was 11 years old when the war started. Continue reading “There’s peace here, and its quiet”

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

“I was so scared”

My name is Wasim. I come from Damascus in Syria and am 31 years old. I am a theater actor and worked as assistant director in Syria and directed several short films. I lived well in Syria and will never forget the country I grew up in.

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

My dream for the future is to have my own café again

Ahmed is  25 years old and from Damascus, Syria.

I came to Denmark in 2015. In Syria I had a good life. I studied and worked in my own restaurant with my cousin. We made salad and juices. I was studying at an engineering institute.

When the war started I left straight away because I was afraid to get caught up with the military. My cousin took over our restaurant. Continue reading “My dream for the future is to have my own café again”

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

Denmark feels like my second home

Almqdad is 26 years old and from Hama, near Homs, Syria.

I came to Denmark on November 30th 2015 and was granted residence permit in 2016. I just finished language school and will begin school at AVU.

I was born in a small town in Syria. Went to school for 12 years and then studied psychology at the university of Damascus. In 2012 I was sent to prison by Assads regime because I attended a demonstration agains Assad. When I came back out I couldn’t go back to the university again because they had removed me from the list of students of the university. Continue reading “Denmark feels like my second home”

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

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

Aheds new beginning in Denmark

Ahed Alkurdi is a  10 year old boy from Damascus, Syria

I come from Damascus, Syria. I came to Denmark februrary 16th 2015, when I was 7 years old. From Syria, I remember a time where there was no war. But then the war started and my dad was so afraid that something might happen to us. My mother was almost hit by bombs two times. Continue reading “Aheds new beginning in Denmark”

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