“Before we go any further let’s get some labels out of the way.
So: I had to leave my city, Raqqa, because of the war.
While I was on the run inside my own country, you could say I was internally displaced.
But when I crossed the border into Turkey, I became a refugee.
When I arrived in Austria, I’ve applied for asylum and While I was waiting for my application to be approved, I was an asylum-seeker.
When Austria said yes to letting me stay, I was officially recognized as a refugee.
I’m too but at the end of the day what I wanted is to be safe!”
This is a myth-busting vlog featuring the award-winning young Syrian journalist Rania Ali.
Your essential guide to debunking myths and lies about refugees and to be an activist for positive changes… spread your knowledge, be a volunteer, donate your unwanted gifts, help your community to integrate newcomers, add your voice to the millions who already welcome refugees!
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