“You can still see the marks from the rope on my arm”

My name is Mona from Baghdad and I am 27 years old. Mother to two children. I live in Malmo, recently two years ago.
I was born in Baghdad. My dad was a communist and he raised me and my 4 siblings in a different way from the tradition in Iraq. The woman has her rights and lives in her own way. I grew up with these thoughts from my dad. But when I got older, my thoughts broke with the society in Baghdad.

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

“I tried to save him”

My name is Omar, a Palestinian dentist from Gaza. I came to Sweden during the last war in Gaza 2014 and have lived here for almost three years.

I never thought I would leave Palestine or Gaza. In my country there is no electricity, sometimes no gas, no medicin, and we are sometimes locked in, but still I love my homeland and miss it. But I had to flee because our house was bombed. Sometimes when I watch videos from Gaza I start crying, I miss it.

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“My biggest goal was to feel safe”

My name is Thair and I come from Aleppo in Syria.

I worked as head of a car shop and a clothing store. I am also an author and a poet. I had a good life in Syria, social life was very good. I’ll never find a country like Syria. The war started a little later in Aleppo and we stopped feeling safe. Either you were with or against the government. There was no other choice.

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“I had to experience the winter and it was very cold”

My name is Bave and I am a kurd from Qamishli in Syria. My life was very good before the war. I  went to school as usual and went out with my friends. Our life was much nicer than life in Europe. The war came and destroyed our whole life. It was a shock.

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“We risked our lives to come here”

My name is Ali and I’m 17 years old. I’m from Afghanistan and I’m a refugee in Sweden. First of all, let me start by telling you why people flee from their home countries. One of the reasons may be that some people lack human rights. In Afghanistan, there was a war that lasted for several years. The war became worse during the summer, so that’s why I left my family at the age of 13. Continue reading ““We risked our lives to come here””

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