“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””

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“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