Sherin's story

Every morning, Sherin wakes up in fear of getting the news that her mother and four siblings who are still living in Syria are no longer alive. “It feels like the war will never end” she says.

Meet Sherin (b. 1982) Kurd from Afrin, Syria & Milla (b. 2017) born in Denmark.


Every morning, Sherin wakes up in fear of getting the news that her mother and four siblings who are still living in Syria are no longer alive. 


Sherin talks about having experienced the war: 


“The hardest is not the war itself, but the consequences. To be split up as a family“.


Sherin and her husband Imad originally lived in Afrin in Syria. They were internally displaced in Syria from 2012-2014 and then fled to Northern Iraq. In Iraq Imad was looking for a job on construction sites, but it was hard to find work. 

Sherin, Imad and their two daughters, Angia and Sham, fled to Denmark in January 2016 and got a residence permit in October 2016. Since then they have got another daughter, Milla.

Most of their family members who lived in Aleppo also fled. Sherin has two brothers and one sister who also live in Denmark. “I’m not close to my family, even though most of them live in Denmark” Sherin says sadly. She has only seen them once. They do not have the money to travel for.

She has considered moving back to Syria, but now Afrin is getting bombed again. 


“It feels like the war will never end”. 


And with the bombing of Afrin, she is going through the same emotions as she did 2-3 years ago.



Photo by Martin Thaulow, Copyright © Refugee.Today/Good people.

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