“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

“After many bad experiences, we arrived in Greece”

I am a Syrian refugee from Damascus. My name is Ali. I am 23 years old. I got married two years ago. The war has started in Syria for a reason we don’t know. Our life was very nice there we could go to the university, to the school, to play sport, to go back home very late because we had a safe place. What you wanted to do in Syria, you could do it. When the Revolution started, we didn’t know how. Continue reading ““After many bad experiences, we arrived in Greece””

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

“We are people who work hard”

Ονομάζομαι Rifaat και είμαι από τη Δαμασκό της Συρίας. Ήμουν φοιτητής στο Τμήμα Γαλλικής Γλώσσας και Φιλολογίας της Σχολής Ανθρωπιστικών Σπουδών και Καλών Τεχνών. Με το ξέσπασμα του πολέμου, η πρωτεύουσα της χώρας μας έχει γίνει πολύ επικίνδυνη και προσπάθησα όσο το δυνατόν πιο γρήγορα να πάρω τη γυναίκα και τα παιδιά μου και να φύγουμε για την Τουρκία.

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