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“Venligboerne” build bridges in Dianalund

The civil group “Venligboerne” arranges many activities for the asylum seekers and refugees in Dianalund. The reactions from the participants are overwhelmingly positive. By: Hala  Dianalund is a beautiful and quiet city in Zealand, which has an asylum center who received refugees. The people of Dianalund are very kind to …

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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 seekers work as tour guides in Copenhagen

A new initiative give asylum seekers a chance to volunteer as tourist guides in the Danish capital. New Times has interviewed the man behind the idea By: Eden In september 2014 Jacob Slaatto visited The Trampoline House for the first time and asked the asylum seekers: “How is life in …

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“Militias in Iraq are worse than ISIS”

Persecution, humiliation and murder – that is what Talal was exposed to before he was able to escape from Iraq, together with his nephew. Now he hopes to build a future in Denmark. By: Hala Talal Khalid Nasir was born in 1965 in the city of Basra in Iraq. He …

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The Danish Refugee Council at the Folkemøde

The Danish Refugee Council is working with international communication. We met Maya, who is working at the Refugee Council to a debate about integration, politics and asylum seekers By Eden Her name is Maya. She is from the Danish Refugee Council, and she is working with communication international fare. “The …

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Culture Week in Kongelunden centre

Musical performances, poetry readings, acrobatic performance and exhibition of paintings were all a part of the culture week at Center Kongelunden June 18th By: Nino The interest to Center Kongelunden’s culture week was big. Every day there were different performances and the exhibition of David Jason Lou’s paintings was open during all …

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Roskilde Festival promotes human rights

It is in the spirit of the Roskilde Music Festival to promote human rights through music, the festival’s board members explain By Marion Chen One of the first days of the festival Edward Snowden was interviewed live from Moscow at Roskilde Music Festival. More than 16,000 young people attended. “It …

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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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