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

Shahin was a wedding photographer

Shahin Abdo is a  21 year old man from Mosul, Iraq.

I came to Denmark in 2015. I work at the airport, first cleaning up, but now I’m gonna work at a restaurant.

I went to high school in Iraq. I had a dream of studying English at the university. After that, I dreamt of becoming a pilot. I worked after school, fixing phones at my fathers shop, and as a photographer. When someone got married in my city, I was the one who took the pictures. I did that for three and a half years. Continue reading “Shahin was a wedding photographer”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: refugee, asylum, a million stories, iraq, mosul, denmark

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

Im a woman, a mother, a lawyer, not a refugee

I was born in Lebanon and have four sisters. We moved to Syria because we are Syrian. I grew up in Aleppo with my mother because my dad died when I was 3 years old. My mom struggled to get education. Studied and worked in the university. I got my education at the university of Aleppo, where I studied international criminal law. I started my training with a lawyer, and after that I had my own company as a lawyer since 2005. I worked very hard. I made a good reputation. Had a good job, and good customers. I worked when the war started, but it was a very bad experience working during the war. Continue reading “Im a woman, a mother, a lawyer, not a refugee”

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

I would like to talk about my journey from Syria to Denmark

My name is Yousef Fares

I came to Denmark in 2014 with my daughter, Aya. I would like to tell you about the journey from Syria to Denmark.
I could not stay in Damascus because all males between the ages of 18 and 50 years old were arrested and put in jail. Continue reading “I would like to talk about my journey from Syria to Denmark”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: Denmark, A Million Stories, Syria, journey

Alaa startede et nyt liv i Danmark

Alaa Zouki er 32 år, fra Damaskus Syrien. Bor i dag i Holbæk.

Jeg havde et spændende og godt liv i Syrien. Jeg er uddannet filminstruktør og arbejdede med medier, dubbing til film og tv. Jeg gik på universitetet i Damaskus. Hvis man kommer fra den rette familie eller har den rette forbindelse, så kan man komme på universitetet der, ellers er det svært at få en videregående uddannelse. Continue reading “Alaa startede et nyt liv i Danmark”

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

Nour fled to Denmark in 2014

Nour-Aldeen Alayoubi, 60 year old man, Jerusalem, Palestina.

Abstract: I came to kbh sept 14/2014 by plane. I was with my daughter and brother, and go to police. – Lets begin new life. We went from Syria, to turkey, to Greece, and bougt plane ticket illegally.   Continue reading “Nour fled to Denmark in 2014”

Dublin Core: Language: En Subject: A Million Stories, refugee, familyreunification, Syria, Jerusalem, Palestine, Denmark,

Abwbaker was a courier in Iran and Iraq

Abwbaker Sobhani, 26 year old man, fled from Kurdistan, Iran to Denmark.

My parents are originally from Iran, but I was born in Iraq.

In 1981 when the war between Iran and Iraq started, it was the war between Saddam and Khomeini, the first Islamic leader of Iran. Continue reading “Abwbaker was a courier in Iran and Iraq”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: refugee, iran, iraq, kurdistan, Denmark, a million stories, asylum,