National Geographic : 2016 Oct
In May 2015, 10-year-old Isra Ali Saalad came to Malmö from Mogadishu with her mother and two siblings. “The reason we came to this country is because it is safe,” says her sister, Samsam, 19. Samsam’s experience of Sweden has been all good, “only I’ve fallen short in learning the language.” “I see myself as a Somali and think I will always be a Somali. I came to Sweden to find peace. Sweden is a very good country,” says Asad Abdiassiz Dahir, 16. In Mogadishu he was under pressure to join the militant Islamist group al Shabaab—so he fled. His family is still in Somalia.