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Mother: “A piece of my soul stayed in Aleppo”

By: Hala “I breathed with a sigh of relief when my son was able to get out of Aleppo with the help of an International agreement in December 2016. I came to Denmark almost two years ago, but I had to leave my two sons in Aleppo. I thought at …

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New refugee cookbook

A new unique cookbook has just been released on the market in Denmark. It shares tasty recipes from female refugees’ home countries. By: Eden “The book is important, because it gives the possibility for asylum seekers to tell their story and present their country through the recipes in the book,” …

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Love story: “I don’t know if he will be deported”

By: Hala Her: Evalene, Philippines: : “You are not 32!” That was the first thing he said to me when I picked him up from the station. He thought I looked younger. That was one year ago after two months of talking on the phone. When I got the first …

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Iman works as a professional tailor

“I actually started with this work back home in Syria when I was 16 years old. It began when I heard, that there was a course where you could learn how to sew. There were a lot of girls participating in that course. And, because I am socially by nature …

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“Weight lifting makes me forget my asylum case”

“When I’m weight lifting in the club, I forget everything else. I don’t think about my asylum case. Instead I feel like I am ready to train an entire city. I dream about competing in international tournaments or becoming a professional coach in a club.” “In Denmark people have a good way to deal …

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Residents have to move because of fungus in Kongelund

By: Makmoud There is fungus in the Kongelund Asylum Center. This fungus has returned after it was treated more than two years ago which then cost a few million Danish kroner.  The kindergarten at the center, the staff members and some of the asylum seekers had to move to a new …

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Snapshots of asylum seekers: 11-year-old Bashir

By: Hala “I feel bored in the center where I live. There’s not much to do in the asylum center. I don’t have any real friends here – so I miss my friends in Syria. Sometimes I want to play with boys older than me, because the kids at my …

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Snapshots of asylum seekers: Amer’s hairdressing salon

By: Hala “When I was a kid, I loved to play with my dad’s shaving tools. Until I became 15 years old, I decided to be a barber like my dad, so I made my first attempt cutting my brother’s hair. I wanted to make a nice haircut for him, …

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Snapshots of asylum seekers: Zakaria & Kamiran

Two asylum seekers who have no other relationship between them are brought together by their humanitarian instinct. They don’t even speak the same language, but they are helping each other out in the asylum center. By: Hala The 17-year-old asylum seeker Zakaria El-Hamdan from Syria got an injury when he was …

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Sabah Moradi: “Asylum life has taught me to take care of myself”

“I learned how to take care of myself. Now I can cook, use the dishwasher, do the laundry and do many other things that my mom was doing for me in my homeland,” Sabah Moradi from Iraq says. By: Hala It is Sunday afternoon in the asylum center. It is …

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