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Ali, 17 years old: I’m on my own except for my brother. I worry about him a lot. If I didn’t care so much about him, I wouldn’t have brought him with me. Our parents raised him and took care of him but now I’m the one who has to look after him. In the region where we are from there is the conflict in Syria, there is ISIS, there are many conflicts. So many problems. It’s never safe. We could have died there. It’s my dream to go to Germany.
Two weeks later Ali and Ahmed reached Germany.
Ali: Germany is very beautiful … safe … organised …
Braunschweig Children’s Home
Ali: I’m not looking for a lot here. All I want is to live with my family in one place. Here, there’s freedom, there’s order. You can leave your house without worrying about someone hurting you. Am I happy? Of course not. No one can be happy without his family, without his friends but, at the same time, I’m happy we left Lebanon and that we made it here safely. And God willing, what will be, will be.
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