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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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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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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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“Here I can celebrate Easter in the church”

By Danial “I came to Denmark 10 months ago and I was far away from my family. I felt alone in a strange country. But then I found a Christian community in the middle of my tough situation. I still don’t have my family with me, but this community gives …

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“I want a ship so I can help children cross the sea”

“My name is Sana and I’m from Iran. I am 8 years old. I came with my dad to Denmark one and half year ago, and now we live in Holte municipality. I like Denmark and go to school everyday. I found a lot of friends in school, and I’m …

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I’m active in Denmark

Manal Tahhan is a Syrian woman who has worked with different jobs since she arrived in Denmark. She has been very active because she wants to improve herself in a new country. By Sarah Manal’s first step in Denmark It is so important for everyone to survive in a safe place …

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Bethesda is a house of mercy

Bethesda means house of mercy and is an NGO which aim is to assist migrants and refugees in their efforts to settle in Denmark By Danial Bethesda is an NGO, non-profit organization, where people can start having a new network in Denmark and where refugees and asylum seekers can meet …

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 On The Run at Tøjhusmuseet

 Tøjhusmuseet has an exhibition about the refugees called On The Run. The collections in the exhibition from Greece asylum centers illustrate the true scenario of the tough journey of the refugees fleeing out of Syria By Marion Chen It is a cold and frosty Friday morning. Groups of students led …

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Stories from Avnstrup Asylum Center

Majed Diab and Fadi Furat both live in Avnstrup Asylum Center. In the following they give a short glimpse of their nowaday situation By Bahr I am Majed Diab. I have been two years and three months in Denmark, with my wife and two kids. I come from Palestine originally and grew up …

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Melanie portrays refugees in an exhibition

Many people showed up at the exhibition at Roskilde libary and read about the stories of the refugees.

Melanie Kristina is one of the Danish volunteers who has tried to change the situation for the refugees in Denmark. Together with a group of volunteers, she has made an exhibition at Roskilde Library about refugees By Sarah The meaning of the exhibition is to show everyone why the refugees …

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