“Suddenly a man pushed me out of the boat”

My name is Ali, I’m 27 years old and come from Baghdad.

I came to Sweden 1,5 years ago. I lived a stable life in Irak, exept for the last two years. I would have stayed in my country, but there were to many bombs and insecurity. I was persecuted by a group of people belonging to the government and the situation was getting worse.

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

I like to cook food, especially sweet things

Zubaida abdo is 40 years old, from Mosul, Iraq
I came to Denmark in 2015. I go to school twice a week but I am ill from a head injury I got in Iraq. I got married when I was 15 years old. Our family fled together to Turkey when ISIS came and took control of our town. We stayed there for a year. Then we sailed with inflatable boats from Izmir in Turkey to Lesbos in Greece, and we reached Denmark in 2015. Continue reading “I like to cook food, especially sweet things”

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

When we were in Helsingør we felt like a new life was waiting for us

Mohammed Abdo is 41 years old, from Iraq
I work as a janitor at Hørsholm stadium. In Iraq I studied until 8th grade, and after that I worked as a chauffeur. Then I opened my own shop where I sold mobile phones. My life was beautiful. Continue reading “When we were in Helsingør we felt like a new life was waiting for us”

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

Turfas dresses

Turfa fled from Iraq to Denmark with her family

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

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