“But sometimes I wake up at night and start crying”

My name is Mazhar, I’m from Damascus in Syria and I’m 23 years old. I lived a good life and had dreams like any youth. Since I was little I was interested in technology and the internet. My dad was a businessman and we had a high financial standard and therefore I could have a computer and internet.

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

“Dad if I die in the sea, I will tell God that it was your fault”

My name is Rashid and I’m a Palestinian born in Damascus. I have lived 9 months in Sweden.
In Syria I lived an ordinary life. I studied and worked in a plastic factory. My family decided to leave the country because of the war. To create a future. As Palestinians we did’nt have a citizenship in Syria.

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

“I survived”

My name is Josef and I come from Damascus in Syria.
I was born in the Yarmuk refugee camp and studied in UNRWA schools in Syria. Then I studied Economics at Damascus University. As a youth, I was politically active about the Palestinian issue. I was imprisoned several times by the Syrian government because of my political activities. I traveled to Saudi Arabia for 4 years to work as an economist, and then I moved back to Syria. I got married and got 4 Children.

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

A lot of new friends

My name is Abdullah and I am from Syria. I am 18 years old and I studied in Syria for 10 years. Then I had to left school because of the war. I moved to Damascus to go to Turkey. I stayed there for two weeks. Then I moved here in Greece.

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

A barbershop

I am a refugee, my name is Omar. I came to Greece on February 27th, 2017. When I was living in Syria, I had a normal life as all the people. I was with my family and we didn’t have any problem. Then, the war started in Syria and I was arrested for a short time. So, I decided to go to Turkey and I was there for 1 year and 6 months. Turkish people have different behavior to Syrians. There, we didn’t have a job and I start thinking to leave Turkey, so to find a job in Greece. Continue reading “A barbershop”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: Greece, Syria, Damascus, refugee, A Million Stories