“I was on my way to my death”

My name is Khaled and come from Mosul in Iraq. I lived a regular life until the country became insecure and there was no future for me. I studied and worked during the summer. Then Isis entered the city of Mosul and it was not possible to live there anymore and I had to flee. I first fled to Syria and then to Turkey. I fled alone.

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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 am happy that my children are going to school”

I am Bidaa from Iraq, I am a refugee in Greece. I have two children. One son and one daughter. My son is 10 years old and my daughter is 8 years old. Now I am living in Skaramagas camp (refugee center). I came from Iraq to Turkey. We stayed in Turkey about 10 – 15 days. Then, we crossed the sea to come in Greece. We stayed in Chios island for 7 days and afterward we came to Athens. Continue reading ““I am happy that my children are going to school””

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

“Music is my life”

Ονομάζομαι Salman Numan Salih Selim. Κατάγομαι από τη Συρία. Η μητέρα μου και ο πατέρας μου είναι Κούρδοι. Ζούσα στον καταυλισμό της Τζαραμάνα στη Συρία. Εκεί ήμασταν χαρούμενοι, αλλά μετά τις εξελίξεις στη Συρία φύγαμε και εγκατασταθήκαμε στην περιοχή της μητέρας μου που ονομάζεται Ίντιορ και βρίσκεται πολύ κοντά στην Τουρκία. Έπειτα ο πατέρας μου ήθελε να πάμε στο Ιράκ και να εγκατασταθούμε εκεί, στην πόλη Ντοχούκ. Εγκατέλειψα τις σπουδές μου και εργαζόμουν εκεί. Η ζωή μου ήταν καλή, όμως μετά την εισβολή του ISIS αναγκαστήκαμε να φύγουμε από την πόλη και έπειτα ήρθαμε στην Τουρκία. Έμεινα στην Τουρκία για δύο μήνες πριν έρθω στην Ελλάδα.

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Dublin Core: Language: el Subject: Greece, Syria, Iraq, refugee, A Million Stories