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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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»Refugees never leave home because they like to«

Many Danes have no contact with refugees. According to a volunteer, this can create misunderstandings and mistrust in society towards asylum seekers in Denmark By: Hamid Mukhtari Many Danes volunteer to help refugees and asylum seekers. One of them is Marianne Kampmann from Virum, who works as a volunteer in Lyngby …

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Iman works as a professional tailor

“I actually started with this work back home in Syria when I was 16 years old. It began when I heard, that there was a course where you could learn how to sew. There were a lot of girls participating in that course. And, because I am socially by nature …

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“Weight lifting makes me forget my asylum case”

“When I’m weight lifting in the club, I forget everything else. I don’t think about my asylum case. Instead I feel like I am ready to train an entire city. I dream about competing in international tournaments or becoming a professional coach in a club.” “In Denmark people have a good way to deal …

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Mania

By: Paiwand I came to Denmark in the beginning of 2016. I was just a 23-year old girl, and I had never been away from my family before. Now, I was going to live alone for the first time, and I didn’t even know for how long. I came from …

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“My dream is to become a police officer”

  7-year-old Ali Armanuly is from Russia. He come to Denmark in 2012. “When I arrived at the asylum center I heard a lot of different languages. That was something new for me. And I thought ‘how will I communicate with friends by my language?’. But in the kindergarten I …

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Residents have to move because of fungus in Kongelund

By: Makmoud There is fungus in the Kongelund Asylum Center. This fungus has returned after it was treated more than two years ago which then cost a few million Danish kroner.  The kindergarten at the center, the staff members and some of the asylum seekers had to move to a new …

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Asylum seekers in departure center – Radio interviews

To iranske asylansøgere i udrejsecenter Sjælsmark interviewer hinanden om deres situation. En tolk (Majid) oversætter interviewet til Dansk. / Two Iranian asylum seekers in the return center, Sjælsmark, interview each other about their situations. An interpreter (Majid) translates their stories to Danish. Neda interviews Jahandar: Jahandar interviews Neda:  

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Snapshots of asylum seekers: Having a baby

By: Paiwand  “Everything about my husband was annoying me. He told me you are pregnant, but I didn’t want to believe in that. So I decided to take a test. And when I find out I am pregnant, I just screamed and calling my husband. I was so surprised. Because …

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