Afghan women and girls Asylum seekers 

The Taliban's assault on women's’ rights is only one of the challenges they now face. The collapse of the Afghani economy and the ensuing humanitarian crisis have taken the greatest toll on Afghani women and girls. The lack of food, jobs, and even the most basic services like health and education has created a situation bordering on the catastrophic. 

Children at Friedland Transit Camp

The children of the camp are the ones that have more chances to integrate into a new country. Some are going to class at the camp to learn German and orientation.

One of Friedland Museum's many projects is an integration workshop. Local German children join the refugee children that come from diverse groups and languages. They are guided by team members, followed by a painting workshop about their museum visit.

Living at  Friedland Transit Camp

Being the second generation of a refugee family, I found so many similar stories that will impact their lives and will be passed on to their next generations. I saw the camp as a safe, even if temporary, place. A softer landing for their wounded selves. 

Arrivals and Departures  

Most of Germany’s current asylum seekers come from Syria, the Balkan countries, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Nigeria, the Congo, Liberia, Rwanda, Kurdistan and Pakistan. Currently Ukrainian refugees are arriving. 

Friedland - Land of Peace

A transit camp from a few days up to 3 months, the place provides a seemingly pastoral image and seems like a temporary holiday village. The camp is integrated with the rural settlement. The old train station that millions passed through became the Friedland Museum in 2016. The encounter of the camp residents with German culture, and its complicated bureaucracy, plus the fear of a new, foreign place and where their new home will be is mixed with the trauma of their escape and the hardships they went through along the way.