“I survived”

My name is Josef and I come from Damascus in Syria.
I was born in the Yarmuk refugee camp and studied in UNRWA schools in Syria. Then I studied Economics at Damascus University. As a youth, I was politically active about the Palestinian issue. I was imprisoned several times by the Syrian government because of my political activities. I traveled to Saudi Arabia for 4 years to work as an economist, and then I moved back to Syria. I got married and got 4 Children.

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

“There is always something missing”

Poetry of Soraya:

When you emigrate

When you emigrate, you leave your roots in your home country
The foreigners sit down like a tick in your throat
and reminds you in time and time that you are a stranger
It does not matter if you are new or old in the new country
There is always something missing, some, some
Something has been lost on the way …

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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 don’t know if I am strong but I am still alive”

Hello, my name is Nabil. I am 22 years old and I come from Damascus city, in Syria.
Back home I had the opportunity to go to university just for two weeks. I was studying English language but due to the war I had to flee from Syria. Continue reading ““I don’t know if I am strong but I am still alive””

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: Greece, Syria, Damascus, refugee, Asylum, A Million Stories, Germany

Going to school makes him really happy

Mohammed is five years old and he came to Greece with his parents and his sister. Going to school makes him really happy. He is also learning the Greek language. He likes to wake up early in the morning to go to school. His mum said that sometimes on weekends he cries because he wants to go to school but it is closed. Continue reading “Going to school makes him really happy”

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

“Life was hard”

My name is Pedram and I come from Iran.
I’m 27 years old. I have been in Sweden for 13 months. I am married and at the moment I study SFI. In Iran, I lived with my family and friends. I was fine because I lived in a small town. The economy and unemployment were no problem. I had a good situation in Iran. I studied electrical engineering at the university.

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

Asra

Asra is almost 3 years old and she came to Greece with her parents and her brother. Drawing and reading are her favourite activities. She can speak a little bit of English with her mother and a little bit of Greek with her father. Continue reading “Asra”

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