My girlfriend was killed in 2011 by shrapnel

Khaldoun, 30 years old, from Damascus, Syria.

Before the war I lived in Damascus and for 7 years I had a girlfriend who was studying fine arts at the University, and she was so good at drawing and would draw me many times over the years.   She was also a skilled stonemason and would make sculptures that imitated human beings. I was a student of psychology at the time, and so we met in Damascus on the streets first and later we had coffee, smoked water pipe and talked and talked; she was open-minded and such a free spirit. Continue reading “My girlfriend was killed in 2011 by shrapnel”

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

It was pouring down and there was mud all over

Belal, 53 years old, Damascus, Syria.

Before the war I was an employee at a post office. I lived with my wife and sons and a daughter, but as a Palestinian born in Syria and as such stateless life was never easy for me. I was working for the state and the salary was quite miserable, and when the war broke out rather abruptly and I realized that they would force me to enter the army to fight for Assad, I decided to flee to Turkey. Continue reading “It was pouring down and there was mud all over”

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I started to build my network

Manal Tahhan is originally from Damascus, Syria.

I escaped from Syria because my life was threatened there. Before, I lived outside of Damascus. The area was controlled by the army, so I escaped from there to Damascus with my three kids. After that I found a job in the ministry of justice. I worked there as a secretary. After three years from the war, I started to arrange my life in Damascus. It’s no problem. I sent my kids to school. After three years there was a treaty between the Assad-army and the other army, the Isis-army. Continue reading “I started to build my network”

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