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A New Life in Europe: The Dhnie Family

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Location:

United Kingdom

Networks:

BBC

Description:

One Syrian family’s perilous journey from living as refugees in Jordan to Europe. Manveen Rana documents their journey in a series of reports for BBC Radio 4’s The World at One.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 25: 'I started to see his true identity'

6/28/2017
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Last week we heard how the parents have separated and are contemplating divorce. The children share how they feel about their parent's split.

Duration: 00:09:57


A New Life Revisited: The Dhnie Family

5/3/2017
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In the spring of 2015 the Dhnie family embarked on the perilous journey to Europe. They risked their lives in rubber boats and got caught up in riots at border crossings, they slept rough, ran out of money and regularly asked themselves 'Is it worth it?' In this programme the family answer that question. Reporter Manveen Rana accompanied the Dhnies over the many months during which they made their way to Europe. She visits them in Germany to re-live key moments of their journey, and to find...

Duration: 00:56:45


Episode 24: Trapped between German laws and Syrian norms

4/20/2017
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Last episode we heard the news that Majd the mother and Abdul Raoof the father have formally separated. The family's new life in Europe is not what they thought it would be and not all members have been finding it as easy to adapt. Manveen Rana finds out the reasons for the strain in the relationship.

Duration: 00:11:08


Episode 23: Things have unravelled

4/17/2017
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The Dhnie family's new life in Germany has had a tremendous impact on their relationships. When Manveen Rana caught up with them, she found they had some shocking news.

Duration: 00:10:28


Episode 22: 'I don't want a marriage with a German man'

2/16/2017
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Manveen Rana documents the twists and turns of the Syrian family's journey from a refugee camp in Jordan to Frankfurt, in a series of reports for BBC Radio 4’s The World at One.

Duration: 00:12:08


Episode 21: 'They are angry now, they don't want you'

2/14/2017
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As the children find integration easier than their father, the Dhnie family worry how long they will be able to stay in Germany. Manveen Rana documents the twists and turns of the Syrian family's journey from a refugee camp in Jordan to Frankfurt, in a series of reports for BBC Radio 4’s The World at One.

Duration: 00:09:23


Episode 20: 'I will make Syria more like Germany'

5/16/2016
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As they receive a vivid reminder of the home they've left behind, the family begin to question their plans for the future.

Duration: 00:14:16


Episode 19: 'When the war ends, I will go back'

4/21/2016
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The new life for the family in Frankfurt falls short of their expectations.

Duration: 00:10:52


Episode 18: 'Now you’re safe. It’s your new house'

3/14/2016
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The family leave the refugee camp but are disappointed by their new home

Duration: 00:10:24


Episode 17: "It's all going so well..."

2/12/2016
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Three months on, tensions are rising in the refugee camp

Duration: 00:09:56


Episode 16: "Three months in Frankfurt"

1/5/2016
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The ups and downs of life in Frankfurt for one Syrian refugee family, the Dhnies. Their perilous journey from living as refugees in Jordan to Europe, in search of a better life. For the last two years, the Dhnie family has been living as refugees in Jordan. In August, the family decided there was no future for them there and little prospect of returning to Syria. They packed up their lives and set off for the EU. Manveen Rana documents the twists and turns of their journey in a series of...

Duration: 00:08:51


Episode 15: "We want to live happy now"

11/30/2015
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The Dhnie family reflect on their new life in Frankfurt

Duration: 00:11:33


Episode 14: "They've arrived in Frankfurt"

11/27/2015
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The family are held in Hungary before a final sprint across Europe

Duration: 00:09:30


Episode 13: "I think the police got us"

11/24/2015
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The family cross the border to Hungary

Duration: 00:08:24


Episode 12: “I’m losing it…”

11/23/2015
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The family wait for their papers in Serbia but the lack of sleep is beginning to hit them

Duration: 00:08:13


Episode 11. "They were so kind with us"

11/20/2015
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A warmer welcome for the family in Serbia

Duration: 00:07:01


Episode 10. Charging across the border

11/13/2015
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A riot breaks out and thousands - including the family - storm across the border

Duration: 00:07:23


Episode 9: A journey to change my life

11/12/2015
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The family spend a night sleeping in a field near Macedonia's border with Greece.

Duration: 00:14:37


Episode 8: Walking in the dark to Macedonia

11/12/2015
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The family travel north through Greece towards the Macedonian border

Duration: 00:10:40


Episode 7: "No-one would think that police in Europe would do that"

11/12/2015
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The Dhnie family continue their journey - trying to board a ferry to Athens.

Duration: 00:06:42

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