Nana loves princesses

Nana is the daughter of Razan, who is from Syria, but fled to and now lives in Sweden.
Nana loves princesses!

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

I’m not going back to Syria

Razan is a 33 year old woman. Razan is from Syria, but now living in Central Sweden.

I was a math teachers back home in Syrian and it was good life. Everything was ok. But women’s rights were a problem. I felt I had no rights as a woman.
But then I fled to Sweden during the war. It’s a good place for children and women. I like it there.

I work as a mathematics teacher for children aged between 13 and 15. I live in a small with maybe 500 people. Everyone is nice.
I’m staying long term in Sweden. I’m not going back to Syria.

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

“You can still see the marks from the rope on my arm”

My name is Mona from Baghdad and I am 27 years old. Mother to two children. I live in Malmo, recently two years ago.
I was born in Baghdad. My dad was a communist and he raised me and my 4 siblings in a different way from the tradition in Iraq. The woman has her rights and lives in her own way. I grew up with these thoughts from my dad. But when I got older, my thoughts broke with the society in Baghdad.

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

“My biggest goal was to feel safe”

My name is Thair and I come from Aleppo in Syria.

I worked as head of a car shop and a clothing store. I am also an author and a poet. I had a good life in Syria, social life was very good. I’ll never find a country like Syria. The war started a little later in Aleppo and we stopped feeling safe. Either you were with or against the government. There was no other choice.

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

“I had to experience the winter and it was very cold”

My name is Bave and I am a kurd from Qamishli in Syria. My life was very good before the war. I  went to school as usual and went out with my friends. Our life was much nicer than life in Europe. The war came and destroyed our whole life. It was a shock.

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