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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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Difficult to find Danish friends

An honest story about the challenges and prejudices you meet as a refugee in Denmark, but with tolerance and patience you will find good friends, an Iranian refugee says. By: Hamid Mukhtari Many times I have heard refugees who say: “I want to integrate into the Danish society and have …

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Change of roles: A former caseworker in the hot seat

Daniel Møller Ølgaard worked as a caseworker in Centre Sandholm for eight months last year. His job was to interview asylum seekers, but today we change the roles, so he is interviewed by an asylum seeker. By Marion Chen As a former caseworker in the Immigration Service, Daniel has mixed …

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Asylum statistics

How many asylum seekers came in 2016 compared with 2015? Read the figures here.

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I have freedom, but i’m not free in this country

“I am from Ghana and I came to Denmark as an asylum seeker seven years ago. As a displaced person, I have gone through stressful events. I have lost so many things. My family, my home and my livelihood. I arrived to Denmark with complete uncertainty about my future, and …

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Bike repairing asylum seekers bring smiles in Dianalund

Two refugees spend their waiting time on repairing old bikes. It makes them happy to see the smile of children when they get a bike to play with. By: Hala Biland Shabak from Iraq and Poyenda Alimmy from Afghanistan are asylum seekers in Dianalund asylum center. They have decided to …

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Asylum seeker earns money on bottles at Roskilde Festival

Jahandar came to Denmark two years ago to apply for asylum, but this week he is collecting refunds at Roskilde Festival to get an extra income. We followed him for an hour to see and hear about how it is to be a refund collector. Text by: Daniel Photos by: …

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Refugees volunteer at the Roskilde Music Festival

By: Marion Chen Refugees do not only collect bottles at Roskilde Festival to earn money for themselves. Many take part of festival spirit by volunteering. New Times joined the bottle refund tent yesterday. In the West area of Roskilde Festival a bottle refund station is located, where ten volunteers are …

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Health clinics for undocumented migrants in Denmark

Health care is free for asylum seekers in Denmark, but health clinics in Copenhagen and Aarhus take care of the undocumented migrants in Denmark. By Nino As an asylum seeker in Denmark, you have the right to be treated if a health problem is deemed as ”necessary or urgent”. As …

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