23 years old Yaser, who first arrived in Göteborg early September 2015 Sweden with his three other cousins from Syria. He has been placed here in Filipstad and has been waiting for 4 months with no updates from the immigration board.
23 years old Hamed, Yaser's cousin. who also first arrived in Göteborg Sweden early September 2015 with his three other cousins from Syria. Luckily they all have been placed together here in Filipstad and all have been waiting for 4 months with no updates from the immigration board.
Bassam & Yasser trying to reach their family in Syria. The internet is very slow during the day as everyone is on it. The best connection time is late at night in the hallway by the laundry room.
Playing card is a casual evening fun to pass the time.
" Sometime we want to get out and do something" says Bassam "but there is not much to do in this small town so we end up staying up late during the night and we end up getting up too late during the day."
The bathroom is shared where it is also use to clean the dishes from times to times.
Waiting by the fire escape window, hoping for a future to come.
Little girl in the hallway. As the kids do not have much to do during the day, they end up spending a long time going up and down the stairs and run around the hallways.
Inside a 20 m2 room which is shared by the family, kids and grandparents. A lot of toys laying around.
Two mothers and their children, they welcomed me for tea and shared their tragic story about their way through Europe.
Most of the time, there's nothing else to do but wait.
Snow for the first time. Being outside is better than being inside sometimes even if its cold.
Little girl throwing snow for the first time.
Boy looking at snow for the first time.
Children playing in the snow for the first time right outside the accommodation center.
Children playing in the corridors. Children seem to have fun most of the time, even if this isn't an ideal place for them to be at.