I started a football club in Copenhagen

Diyar Dersem, 33, From Syria and then Lebanon.

I was in school up until highs school and then started working with embroidery machines. I had to come to Denmark because of problems I had due to my political views. I travelled via Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany and came to Denmark by train. Continue reading “I started a football club in Copenhagen”

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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 would just like to live a life like any other normal teenager

Young woman from Syria.

I arrived in Denmark in December 2017, and my dream is to live a life like any other teenager and do things that any teenager would do and be happy. Ever since I was a kid I have always liked to be artistic and creative and paint and make jewellery.

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Every day I would spend some time watering the flowers

Man from Syria.

Before the civil war broke out I worked as a tailor. I was happy with my wife and children and we had just bought an apartment in the city, where we lived when things got more complicated. And we decided that I should go alone to Turkey to work in order to save up some money for the family, so that we all could leave Syria. My work consisted of assembling different kinds of furniture, but the man who was my boss was a racist and he was always shouting a lot at me, and I only managed to stay there for 2 months before I went back again to Syria. Continue reading “Every day I would spend some time watering the flowers”

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We felt like we got a second chance at life

Mahmoud, 31 years old. From Aleppo, Syria

I came to Denmark in 2014. In Syria my family and I owned a textile and lingerie factory and three shops.
Before the war I felt like I was living like a king. My family had money, wealth and lived very well. We had everything; factory, shops, house, car and everything. Continue reading “We felt like we got a second chance at life”

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