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A New Life Revisited: The Dhnie Family
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 out what's happened to them since. She plays back the recordings she made with them and gathers the family's response, 18 months on. In this intimate and personal programme, Manveen reveals who has prospered and why some of the family bitterly regret the decision to seek a new life in Europe.
Episode 24: Trapped between German laws and Syrian norms
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.
Episode 23: Things have unravelled
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.
Episode 22: 'I don't want a marriage with a German man'
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.
Episode 21: 'They are angry now, they don't want you'
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.