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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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Snapshots of asylum seekers: 11-year-old Bashir

By: Hala “I feel bored in the center where I live. There’s not much to do in the asylum center. I don’t have any real friends here – so I miss my friends in Syria. Sometimes I want to play with boys older than me, because the kids at my …

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Center Sandholm resident is worried after theft

At Christmas Day an unknown person broke into a Somalian woman’s room in Sandholm By:Eden Her name is Fatuma Ahmed. She has lived in the center more than one year with her four children. “That day I was visiting my friend’s house and when I came back I saw my …

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I never thought it would happen again

By Mila I had lost my hope for everything. Hope for waking up happily the next morning, hope for a good future, and hope for love. The only thing I had on my mind was my two daughters whom I was taking care of all alone. I never thought that …

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