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CPH:DOX review: The Connection of the Past and the Present

When 18-year-old Ibrahim appeared on the screen, he looked quiet and calm, with a rationality far beyond his age. His homesickness, missing Syria where he came from, accompanied with the sound of arriving refugees in the Tempelhof asylum centre and the hollow and grand music, suddenly brought a knot of …

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Our new magazine – produced by asylum seekers in Denmark – is out

Dear Reader In this magazine we put spotlight on a vulnerable group among the asylum seekers; the children alone. An increasing share of the asylum seekers are lonely children. These lonely children take dangerous routes relying on their instincts, stamina and luck to manage to arrive to a safe haven …

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“Now I can wear what I want”

“When I was 13 years old, I started to feel that I was different, but I wanted to keep on going like a boy because of my parents and the religious culture of my country, Colombia. I was married but I was secretly wearing my wife’s clothes at night once …

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Asylum seekers feed the guests at Roskilde Festival

Shiry is asylum seeker from Marocco and makes food at the festival with Sister’s Cuisine. By: Mustafa “We work so hard and the people really like our food so we have a lot of customers. We are here because  Sister’s Cuisine’s made a cook book with food from refugee women. …

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Eye contact with a refugee

Imagine having four minutes uninterrupted eye contact with a complete stranger in silence. And then imagine one of the people is a refugee. And the other is Danish. This was the project of Amnesty International at this year’s Roskilde Festival aiming at bringing people together By: Mila Mustafa, refugee from …

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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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“Why I decided to house two refugees”

Birgitte Nielsen is housing two refugees and is a regular visitor in a Danish asylum center where she teaches Danish culture, language and gives support to the ones who need it.  

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“It is not fair” – Big difference in European countries’ asylum decisions

There is a big difference between the decisions of asylum cases in Denmark, Germany and Sweden. We have asked some of the asylum seekers working at New Times about their reactions to the statistics. Listen here: Read a detailed description of the numbers at Refugees.dk.

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My Refugee shoes and My Refugee Clothes

Art exhibition in Trampoline House is heart touching By: Eden   An art exhibition in Trampoline house opened in March and the art shows war, conflict and victims. Five artists express their experience about the war in their home country and how the western media forgot the war or rejected …

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