Every time they change a rule it just gets worse and worse

Young woman, from Syria.

I have been in Denmark since October 2015. I arrived with my parents and brothers and a sister in bus from Germany, and first we went to Sandholm and after that to Sønderborg where we lived for 1 year and I went to language school. Continue reading “Every time they change a rule it just gets worse and worse”

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We would really like to go and see our grandchild

Woman, from Syria.

I had a good life before the war broke out. I was making a living by sewing pearls on textiles and clothing and I liked it a lot, but when I got married there was no longer a need for me to do it,  and later my time was consumed by taking care of my children. We had bought an apartment on the second store in the city where we lived, but when the war broke out we moved outside the city to the countryside where we rented a house. The house was surrounded by a beautiful landscape with grass, flowers, fruit trees, sheep and a river, and it just felt very peaceful. Continue reading “We would really like to go and see our grandchild”

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My girlfriend was killed in 2011 by shrapnel

Khaldoun, 30 years old, from Damascus, Syria.

Before the war I lived in Damascus and for 7 years I had a girlfriend who was studying fine arts at the University, and she was so good at drawing and would draw me many times over the years.   She was also a skilled stonemason and would make sculptures that imitated human beings. I was a student of psychology at the time, and so we met in Damascus on the streets first and later we had coffee, smoked water pipe and talked and talked; she was open-minded and such a free spirit. Continue reading “My girlfriend was killed in 2011 by shrapnel”

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I now live in Faxe

Djwar Ahmad, 27, brother of Shiyar Ahmad from Kobani, Syria.

My life was easy before the war. I have some learning difficulties, so learning was not easy for me so I lived with my family. My family took care of me since I could not get higher schooling. Continue reading “I now live in Faxe”

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I started a football club in Copenhagen

Diyar Dersem, 33, From Syria and then Lebanon.

I was in school up until highs school and then started working with embroidery machines. I had to come to Denmark because of problems I had due to my political views. I travelled via Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany and came to Denmark by train. Continue reading “I started a football club in Copenhagen”

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