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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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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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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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The laughing face in Center Auderød

Doda from Croatia has been working for Red Cross in Center Auderød since 2010. Doda is a really lovely person, whose laugh you can hear from a far distance in the center. She helps people and supports them in many ways. She listens to them if they have problems, and …

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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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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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How to get the best out of your waiting time

Waiting time as an asylum seeker can be quite stressful, but I am giving you the recipe for how to “survive” this difficult time in a less excruciating way. In this guide you can find several things to do, to make your waiting time easier. Story and pictures by Mila …

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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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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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“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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