In 2000 I arrived in the Netherlands to join my husband as he obtained the documents to stay in the Netherlands. He fled Iraq in 1997 because of his involvement in political activities. My husband and I met during our study at the University of Salahaddin in Erbil, at Chemistry Department.
The Netherland gave us peace and a safe haven, and the country accepted my small family. My husband and I started to build a new life and to integrate into the community.