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»I have been a refugee for 22 years«

My name is Paiwand. I came to Denmark in November 2015, and I have been a refugee for 8 months. As a matter of fact, I have been a refugee my entire life. My parents are both members of The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), which is considered a …

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New app helps asylum seekers

The app AsylumDK guides asylum seekers through the Danish asylum process in a simple way By: Emma Heiberg The new app AsylumDK is intended to give answers to the most important questions regarding the asylum process with images and text guiding asylum seekers through the different steps of the asylum …

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Want to integrate? Listen to this man

Ibrahim El-Khatib came to Denmark as a refugee in 1990. Now he is the Head of an IT department, chairman of a community board and newly elected member of the Danish Red Cross Governing Board. By Marion Chen Ibrahim El-Khatib is a Palestinian refugee from Lebanon. He used to stay …

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The hopes of an Afghan mother

By Danial  »I came to Denmark 10 months ago with my husband and my disabled child after leaving our home country Afghanistan. We had to leave because of an occupation of our city by the Taliban. So many bombs and killings. In Denmark, we receive medical care, and our daughter, …

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Hosting a refugee is a win-win situation

After 20-year-old Jamal Habash got his residence  permit in Denmark, the municipality told him to choose whether he wanted to live in a shared flat with other refugees or with a Danish host family Bahr Jasim Jamal chose to live with a host family to meet a Danish family and …

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The good and easy way to help is through friendship

Helping through friendship is something that volunteer Therese Romijn believes in. She is volunteering for Venligboerne in Allerød and has dedicated her time to help and welcome newcomers into the Danish community. By Eden Kindness, curiosity and respect are some of the most important values in Venligboerne. Therese Romijn, that …

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Mohamed learns Danish by volunteering in cafe

Mohamed Adam has found his own ways of learning Danish language and culture fast and effectively By: Hala Mohamed Adam is a refugee working hard to integrate in the Danish society. We met him volunteering in a cafe in Sorø. He is 36 years old, he came from Syria, and he …

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