“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

“Dad if I die in the sea, I will tell God that it was your fault”

My name is Rashid and I’m a Palestinian born in Damascus. I have lived 9 months in Sweden.
In Syria I lived an ordinary life. I studied and worked in a plastic factory. My family decided to leave the country because of the war. To create a future. As Palestinians we did’nt have a citizenship in Syria.

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

“It was difficult to breathe and to be completely quiet”

My name is Tariq, I’m 23 years old and come from Syria. Today I live in Malmö.
I lived in a city called Dara. I studied and worked at the same time. I finished high school and I wanted to go to college, but there was no security in the country so it did’nt work.

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“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