Everyone has his own road and his own destiny.
I said, “God, OK, if today is my last day, let it be.”
" I want to leave something for my children and grandchildren. The Italians give me a place to sleep and food, but I need help finding a job..."
“Call your family. Send money.” I said, “I don’t have family. I am an orphan.”
My husband told me to go to Germany with our youngest son because I am a math teacher and can speak English, and because I am strong.
"I like being in school again..."
I just want to be free and to live in peace and safety.
I look forward to having a calm life filled with great achievements.
We have had war in Afghanistan since before I was born
Because I am almost fourteen and the oldest son, I am responsible for our family.
I wanted to stay in Africa, but I wanted my life to be secure, so I came to Europe.
The first day I came to Italy, I had a friend, an Italian friend.
I don’t want my children to live in war.
I graduated with a degree in journalism and joined the Afghan police force.
We decided to leave and sold everything we had; there is no way back.
It gives me a bad feeling … that I am safe and my friends are still in trouble.
That’s why we came here—so they would not take him away from me.
We left Iran because we are Afghans.
I hope I can find a good life and that I can continue in my profession.
ISIS began invading our village on the first day of the revolution.