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Born as a refugee

Doha Rahmani was born one year ago while her parents were living in asylum center in Roskilde. Now they are celebrating her one year birthday in another asylum center in Avnstrup By Marion  Pale, curious and a little bit surprised, Doha Rahmani spent her one year old birthday with her …

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I have freedom, but i’m not free in this country

“I am from Ghana and I came to Denmark as an asylum seeker seven years ago. As a displaced person, I have gone through stressful events. I have lost so many things. My family, my home and my livelihood. I arrived to Denmark with complete uncertainty about my future, and …

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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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