Asylum seekers feed the guests at Roskilde Festival

Shiry is asylum seeker from Marocco and makes food at the festival with Sister’s Cuisine. By: Mustafa “We work so hard and the people really like our food so we have a lot of customers. We are here because  Sister’s Cuisine’s made a cook book with food from refugee women. …

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Eye contact with a refugee

Imagine having four minutes uninterrupted eye contact with a complete stranger in silence. And then imagine one of the people is a refugee. And the other is Danish. This was the project of Amnesty International at this year’s Roskilde Festival aiming at bringing people together By: Mila Mustafa, refugee from …

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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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Shutting down asylum centres makes the lives of asylum seekers even harder

When the authorities decide to close down asylum centres, the enormous personal consequences for the asylum seekers are even greater than imagined. These people come from chaotic places, and many of them have been through traumatic experiences. What they need most in their lives is safety and security. The don’t …

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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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