My name is Mohammed and comes from the city of Mosul from Iraq. Life in Iraq was good. There were difficulties, but we lived as usual. I went to school there and I studied in college. But then ISIS came into town and I had to flee.Dublin Core: Language: swe Subject: asylum, refugees, Sweden, A Million Stories
My name is Yalda and I’m 29 years old. I was born in Iran, but my parents are from Afghanistan. 2 years ago I came to Sweden.
Iran is my country of birth. I was born in Mashad, a city bordering Afghanistan. But I do not know anything about Afghanistan because I’ve never been there.Dublin Core: Language: swe Subject: asylum, refugees, Sweden, A Million Stories
We lived a very normal life before the war, with our daily routines. I worked as a teacher at the University of Aleppo. When the war began, I continued to work as usual until the situation in the country became even worse. I began to be afraid. My daughter’s school was across the street, but I was afraid to send her away.Dublin Core: Language: swe Subject: refugees, asylum, Sweden, A Million Stories
My name is Muhannad and comes from the city of Diyala in Iraq where I lived a regular life. After the United States War in 2003, many things changed in the country and I felt I could not live there. There was no security. In Iraq, I worked with my dad in a fabric store.Dublin Core: Language: swe Subject: refugees, asylum, Sweden, A Million Stories
My name is Mohamed, 25 years old and Palestinian, but born in Syria in the city of Homs. I came to Sweden 3 years ago. My life was very good before the revolution.Dublin Core: Language: sv Subject: refugees, asylum, Sweden, A Million Stories
My name is Majid and is Afghan, but I was born in Iran. Two years ago, I decided to move to Europe because of my problems in Iran and my dad helped me find a smuggler who could help me flee.Dublin Core: Language: sv Subject: refugees, asylum, Sweden, A Million Stories
I came to Germany from Iraq in 2012 – today I am 20 years old. I am currently doing an internship in health care at the German Youth Migration Service (JID). I work there as a guide but also as a translator and I can get a vocational diploma. Continue reading “Only now am I able to understand what homesickness means”Dublin Core: Language: de Subject: refugee, asylum, Iraq, Germany, a million stories