“A city that never sleeps”

My name is Motaz and I’m 24 years old.

I lived a regular life in Aleppo, like any human being. I went to school and played with friends when I was little. I remember I did not go out often, because there were big streets and cars. I have 3 siblings and I’m the middle child. I loved going out and staying out for a long time.

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Dublin Core: Language: swe 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 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