Thank you to Roskilde Hospital

Ressala Almafalaani is a 40 year old woman from Daraa, Syria. Photograph of her hand drawn Opposition flag of Syria in o drev

I have an inherited a disease/condition which means that I have lost 7 children. It’s genetic and due to a lot of members of my family getting married between them. Inbreeding you could call it. Continue reading “Thank you to Roskilde Hospital”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, roskilde, hospital, refugee,

I would like to play football

Mohammed Almafalaani is a 15 year old boy from Daraa, Syria.

I only studied until the 3rd grade. My life in Syria was not very good. My school was destroyed and during the siege I went to live to my grandfather’s house that was a bit safer. I learned to grow potatoes there with him and how to grow other plants and vegetables.

I came here to Denmark with my family after we were reunited with my father.
Now here I go to the integration house but also 8th grade. I hope to continue my studies and get a degree in something. But I would also like to play football.

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, football, denmark, roskilde, syria,

I would like to continue my studies here and study to become a lawyer

Ola Almafalaani is a 23 year old woman from Daraa, Syria.

I’m living here with my uncle. It took me one year to go from Syria to Denmark. An agent helped me escape from Syria to Turkey where I had to walk 18 hours in the mountains. After that I took a bus to Istanbul where I stayed for 6 months. I tried to cross to Greece but kept on being caught by the Greek police. Continue reading “I would like to continue my studies here and study to become a lawyer”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, denmark, syria, roskilde, lawyer, education,

My hobby is to take photographs

Ahmad Almafalaani is 17 years old and from Daraa, Syria.

My hobby is to take photographs. I worked as a farming worker when I lived in Daraa in Southern Syria. I was studying in 7th class I couldn’t continue my studies because of the war. My family left because there was no food, medicine and water in my hometown so we had to flee. Continue reading “My hobby is to take photographs”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, denmark, syria, roskilde, farming, farmer, photographs

I have managed to balance my old life with my new life

32 year old man from Homs, Syria. Anonymous.

I came to Denmark in 2014. In Syria I owned an academic book shop next to a university. Before the war the Syrian people were like the Danish people. We had a family, a life. I went to work, visited my family. I studied at the university. I studied English literature for four years, and international law for four years. Life was beautiful before the war started. Continue reading “I have managed to balance my old life with my new life”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, denmark, syria, roskilde,

I promised myself that I didn’t want to take any welfare money

Amed Alah is 34 years old and from Daraa, Syria

I came to Denmark in 2015. I work at a restaurant, Pipers Hus and café Satchmo, in Roskilde.

I was born in Kuwait, but I’ve lived all my life in Daraa, Syria. I finished my education in a Syrian school. I was very clever at school, but I couldn’t continue, because I got married, when I was 20 years old. In Syria I worked at a kindergarten nursery, taking care of the kids. When I had my first child, I stopped working. Continue reading “I promised myself that I didn’t want to take any welfare money”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: syria, denmark, roskilde, refugee, welfare, a million stories,