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“Moving children affects them badly”

“We are just beginning to feel stable here, but they decided to move us again. I don’t care about me or my wife, but I care about my children. I have two, a 6 year old – he started school one week ago – and a 3 year old. They …

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Coding school for refugees

  “Denmark has a big volunteer culture where people want to do something voluntarily, especially when they have to share their knowledge. This has prompted many experienced people to join the teaching staff” By Hala Hack Your Future is a new project started in Denmark early this year. For more …

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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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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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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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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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“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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Controlling the media is dangerous – I saw that in Iraq

A system without criticism towards the people in power makes me think about the dictatorship I experienced back home Opinion piece by: Makmoud Trump is attacking the media that critisizes him. That is like our old dictator in Iraq, Saddam Hussein. In Iraq, we experienced Saddam talking for two hours …

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