“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

“My wife was injured and passed away two days later”


My name is Mohamad, Palestinian from the Yarmuk refugee in Damascus. We decided to leave Yarmuk when it became uncertain in the area, 90 percent of the Yarmouk population fled. I saw people die in front of me. My house was destroyed and my wife was injured and passed away two days later.

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

Mohammad has a very special skill

Mohammad Bader al Deen Al Mozeek is 50 years old, from Damascus, Syria.

I came to Denmark in august 2015, with my oldest daughter. I have 5 girls and a boy. We lived in Sønderborg for 8 months, and then we moved to Hillerød. I came from the old Town of Damascus. Damascus is a beautiful city, we have an old river that is about 10000 years old. I had my own company, but got a job in Saudi Arabia, as a projectleader. Continue reading “Mohammad has a very special skill”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, family reunification, denmark, syria, saudi arabia, music, hillerød, sønderborg, damascus

Denmark is also nice, but Syria is my home

Mawlouda Mohamad, 42 year old woman, Aleppo, Syria

I was employed in the government in Syria. I came to Denmark in 2016, with my two little girls because of family reunification. My husband came to Denmark in 2010.

I was the favorite of among all my siblings. We were seven children, and my father loved me very much. My parents are from Afrin but I was born in Aleppo. I studied at the institute of trade and commerce. Before I finished my education I found a job, working for the government. I was very happy with that job. I was at a very good level en society because of my education and job. Everybody respected me. Continue reading “Denmark is also nice, but Syria is my home”

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

There are SO many Danish people who helped us

Mohamad Alkhoraki is 27 years old, from Damascus, Syria

I came to Denmark in 2014 with my younger brother who just turned 24. In Syria I worked as a hairdresser, and I had a salon of my own since I was 15 years old. Right now I am finishing an education to become a hairdresser by profession, and I have an intership at Sthur. In November 2018 I will become a hairdresser! It only takes me two years because I have training from Syria. Continue reading “There are SO many Danish people who helped us”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, family reunification, hairdresser, hairstylist, denmark, syria, frederikshavn, københavn, copenhagen