“My wife was injured and passed away two days later”


My name is Mohamad, Palestinian from the Yarmuk refugee in Damascus. We decided to leave Yarmuk when it became uncertain in the area, 90 percent of the Yarmouk population fled. I saw people die in front of me. My house was destroyed and my wife was injured and passed away two days later.

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“Suddenly a man pushed me out of the boat”

My name is Ali, I’m 27 years old and come from Baghdad.

I came to Sweden 1,5 years ago. I lived a stable life in Irak, exept for the last two years. I would have stayed in my country, but there were to many bombs and insecurity. I was persecuted by a group of people belonging to the government and the situation was getting worse.

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“I was so scared”

My name is Wasim. I come from Damascus in Syria and am 31 years old. I am a theater actor and worked as assistant director in Syria and directed several short films. I lived well in Syria and will never forget the country I grew up in.

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“My family was happy to know that I was still alive”

My name is Farhad, I’m 18 years old and I come from Afghanistan.
I had a very difficult life in Iran, because I did not have a residence permit there. When I was 14 I was quite tall and the police had there Eyes on me. I was’nt alowed to attend school and I could not play with other children.

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“But sometimes I wake up at night and start crying”

My name is Mazhar, I’m from Damascus in Syria and I’m 23 years old. I lived a good life and had dreams like any youth. Since I was little I was interested in technology and the internet. My dad was a businessman and we had a high financial standard and therefore I could have a computer and internet.

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“I just want to live my life just like everyone else”

My name is Mansour and I’m 19 years old from Afghanistan.
Even when I was 10 years old, I felt like I was a little different compared to other children, but I dared not tell my family. I discovered that this issue was also forbidden in Iran. I could not stay there either, so I had to flee from Sweden to seek asylum.

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“I am stateless”

My name is Mohamed and I’m 17 years old.
I was born in Saudi Arabia but can still say that I am stateless. I grew up in Saudi Arabia and taught their tradition. The older I became, it felt like I was not welcome in Saudi Arabia.

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