The two young woman, Magbule and Hazbije , escaped a genocide that no one is wanted for and no one will be convicted for. A genocide no one regrets of doing. On the contrary; In Denmark, the family was accused of being fake refugees and were forcibly expelled to a village, which was turned into a place of mass executions.
Besides the two young women, there is an older brother and a younger brother and parents. It’s the little brother Islam on the video Mona Ljungberg shot during her first visit to the family, when they were expelled in 2006.
Everyone in the family has hard traumas. They have witnessed and been exposed to so many abuses and impossible to get an overview from an outsider. Perhaps the brain doesn’t understand it fully until you stand in the center of everything that’s happening and get confronted with the facts yourself.
We know that ‘My Asylum’s’ aid , visits, encourages and trenches Danish authorities and media on their doors about the situation of the expelled families, and Mona Ljungberg’s persistent contact with Magbule and Hazbije has helped to give the two young girls renewed zest for life. It would usually take a long time, but now it turns out more and more. Magbule and Hazbije really want to adult school with a German course. They are slightly in advance. For Magbule and Hazbije it is an important step to get out and be with other people and have stimulated both their social life and their intelligence.
Out of sight, but certainly not out of our minds. Denmark is out of their sight, but certainly not out of their mind. They still speak Danish dreaming of some day they will return to Denmark. My Asylum can’t help the girls to make that dream come true, but we may have a chance to help them financially to get education.
Magbule has startet to take part in courses at a language school. Hazbije the oldest of the two sisters was supposed to start at the language school too, but she spent the donated money on food for the family. It’s a little hard to blame her when they are so poor. We will continue paying for Magbule’s education. It helps her now to have something to take part into and to learn, and hopefully it helps both her and the whole family in the long term.