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Alan Abdo

“I don’t sleep much, I lie awake”

The view from his living room on the ninth floor of the Aquamarijnflat is fantastic: the Gravenburg district, the meadows, and beyond it lies Aduard. Impressive clouds and a great sunset when the skies are clear. The bathroom even has a bathtub. Alan Abdo, now 27, has been lucky, so it seems. He has been living here since September 2016....

The view from his living room ...

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“War only knows casualties.”

  “I’m proud I left when the government wanted to draft me into the army. War only knows casualties. Most of my friends left as well. It wasn’t a hard decision. What I took with me? Only what you need: an ID card, clothes and my phone of course. In Aleppo I was a tailor. I made enough money and everything...

  “I’m proud I lef...

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