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 Kirstine 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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Minors on the run meet students at Grundtvig Folk School

Meetings In a Box is a creating art project which is initiated in cooperation between Red Cross, Center Gribskov, Grundtvig Højskole and the NGO ‘Alverdens Børn’. 12 minors on the run met with 10 students at Grundtvig Folk school, in Danish Højskole, in order to create art together. By Marion …

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The laughing face in Center Auderød

Doda from Croatia has been working for Red Cross in Center Auderød since 2010. Doda is a really lovely person, whose laugh you can hear from a far distance in the center. She helps people and supports them in many ways. She listens to them if they have problems, and …

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“Life is very precious”

“I came to Denmark near the end of 2011 when I was 18 years old. I was happy and feeling good, but later I had many problems. One of the problems was in 2013 when I was diagnosed with cancer. I had to go to the doctor, and he explained …

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Husband reunited with his pregnant wife in asylum center in Denmark

Hekmatullah got lost from his pregnant wife and children on their escape to Europe, but after four months they found each other again in the asylum center. By: Baryalai Wafa A car mechanic was living with his family in the Helmand province in Afghanistan, which is a very dangerous place. …

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