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Asylum seekers report on asylum stories for

20.10.2015 From our online archive
Starting on Wednesday, will take a different approach to reporting on the reception of asylum seekers and refugees in Luxembourg, by inviting them to write about their experiences.

Starting on Wednesday, will be telling the story of the many asylum seekers and refugees coming to Luxembourg in a different way.

In addition to reporting on the developments and initiatives in this area, the newspaper has invited two Iraqi journalists, Ennas Al Sharifi and Hind Alharby, and Iraqi photographer Ali Sahib to write about their experiences and those of people like them who are seeking asylum in Luxembourg.

Starting on Wednesday, October 21, and every two weeks after, will publish articles by the women covering everything from life in a foyer to the first day of school for a seven-year-old boy. hopes that over time, this unique insight will enable people to better understand the challenges displaced people face and find ways to support them through work, socialising and generally approaching them with an open attitude.

About the authors

Ennas was a TV journalist from Baghdad in Iraq. She and her newspaper photographer husband, Ali, came to Luxembourg in August after reading about it online and being charmed by the country's history and size.

The couple crossed into Turkey and took a boat to Greece before crossing Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary to reach Germany. They have both applied for international protection in Luxembourg.

Before coming to Luxembourg, Hind was a TV journalist and programme producer in Baghdad, Iraq. She fled Iraq in 2013 after receiving death threats because of her work.

Hind travelled through Turkey, took a boat to Greece and crossed through Macedonia, Hungary, Austria and Germany before arriving in Luxembourg on September 5, 2015, along with her mother, sister and sister's family. She and her family have applied for international protection in Luxembourg.

Read the first article in the series already: An Iraqi boy's first days in school in Luxembourg

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