“I just want to live my life just like everyone else”

My name is Mansour and I’m 19 years old from Afghanistan.
Even when I was 10 years old, I felt like I was a little different compared to other children, but I dared not tell my family. I discovered that this issue was also forbidden in Iran. I could not stay there either, so I had to flee from Sweden to seek asylum.

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

“It was difficult to breathe and to be completely quiet”

My name is Tariq, I’m 23 years old and come from Syria. Today I live in Malmö.
I lived in a city called Dara. I studied and worked at the same time. I finished high school and I wanted to go to college, but there was no security in the country so it did’nt work.

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

Silence is golden

Matto is a 23 years old artist, who fled from Iraq. He shared a picture of his drawing. He explained the title and the meaning of his drawing: “The drawing has a sad feeling because we cannot talk free, as not everyone is our friend.” Continue reading “Silence is golden”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: Greece, Iraq, refugee, Asylum, A Million Stories, Germany

“I don’t know if I am strong but I am still alive”

Hello, my name is Nabil. I am 22 years old and I come from Damascus city, in Syria.
Back home I had the opportunity to go to university just for two weeks. I was studying English language but due to the war I had to flee from Syria. Continue reading ““I don’t know if I am strong but I am still alive””

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

Going to school makes him really happy

Mohammed is five years old and he came to Greece with his parents and his sister. Going to school makes him really happy. He is also learning the Greek language. He likes to wake up early in the morning to go to school. His mum said that sometimes on weekends he cries because he wants to go to school but it is closed. Continue reading “Going to school makes him really happy”

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

Asra

Asra is almost 3 years old and she came to Greece with her parents and her brother. Drawing and reading are her favourite activities. She can speak a little bit of English with her mother and a little bit of Greek with her father. Continue reading “Asra”

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

Violin lessons

Abdalelah is 13 years old. He came from Syria with his family. Now, he is staying in Greece only with his mother. His older brother and two sisters are living in Germany.
He is happy that he can go to school and be with Greek students. He also participates in the music lessons of El Sistema Greece in the refugee center of Skaramagas, where he learns to play the violin. Continue reading “Violin lessons”

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

“I wanted to seek a better life and a better education for my children”

I had a very good life before the war. My family was small. I have two girls and two boys. My husband was always travelling and I was a teacher in school. I went to school and I took my kids with me and we came back home, all together. Generally, I lived a very good and happy life before the war. Even economically, everything was good. There were not that many problems I had to face. Continue reading ““I wanted to seek a better life and a better education for my children””

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