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The difference between Ramadan at home and in Denmark

The Muslim asylum seekers celebrate Ramadan in the asylum center away from their families. New Times met with two asylum seekers and had a talk with them about the difference between Ramadan in Denmark and in their home countries. By Hala Amal from Kuwait Amal is 42 years old and …

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Seek free legal counselling to understand the asylum system

Many asylum seekers are confused about the Danish asylum system before the first interview with the authorities. Luckily there are places where asylum seekers can seek useful advice. New Times visited one of them, the Trampoline House in Copenhagen By Daniel Søren Rafn is the counseling coordinator in the Trampoline …

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Abdiwahab melts into the Danish society with his talent

16 year old Abdiwahab takes advantage of his talent to integrate in Denmark. In 2016 he won North Zealand Championships in street football. Now he is training other asylum seeker children while he is waiting for the decision from the Immigration Service. By Mila Everyone in the asylum center Gribskov …

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Why do you wear a headscarf?

Like many other Muslim women Hala wears a headscarf. We asked her what the headscarf means to her and why she wears it By Eden Hala is from Mosul in Iraq and came to Denmark almost two years ago. She and her husband came to seek asylum, because of the nonstop …

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My third birthday away from home

My name is Layth Al hamdani. I’m celebrating my 20th birthday in Copenhagen with my brother. We had a nice day together with sunshine. It was warm day, and I was happy, but at some point I was sad because I’m celebrating my third birthday away from my home and …

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Volunteer at an asylum centre: I feel like I have a double role

By Makmoud Laura works with classical music. She is making concerts and organizing classical music. But she also volunteers at the asylum center Kongelunden. However, she feels like she is having a double role and being confronted with people not having a worthy life. I interviewed her about being a …

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Residents complain about lack of security in asylum center

Residents in the Foldbjerg Asylum Center in Jutland have contacted New Times because of concerns about their asylum center By Eden “There is no fence surrounding us, no security guard and a big tv in the kitchen was stolen.” say residents Midas and Mamo. Midas and Mamo are from Syria …

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All Mosul asylum cases are put on hold

Since the 3rd of March, the Danish Refugee Board has decided to put cases from Mosul on hold. New Times has met some of the asylum seekers from Mosul, who express their despair about this decision By: Hala I’m from Mosul, and when I talk to my relatives there, they …

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Fun Wednesday nights at Kongelunden Center

By Mahmoud Katrine is 28 years old, a project designer and artist, and she has been volunteering at the wednesday café at Kongelund for about 1,5 years. “It was a part of a project called Ghettoblaster. We were a group of people doing radio podcast with asylum seekers at Kongelund. …

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