Denmark; A man without a country

Qanie Nazari has no country. The 24-year-old man was born in a refugee camp in Anbar, Iraq, after his family fled Iran to escape political persecution. Now, Nazari lives in Denmark, to which he immigrated in 2013 in the hopes of a new life – one that would bring a sense of identity for the stateless man.
Instead, Nazari traded one camp for another, as Denmark now prepares for his deportation.
Hawre Khalid, a Kurdish photographer, felt a connection with Nazari. “I was only four when my family, terrified of Saddam Hussein’s regime, immigrated into Iran,” he tells TIME. “I know how it feels when you don’t have a country.”
Nazari lived in the Sandholm Asylum Center for refugees in Denmark for three years, though he has now been transferred to another camp to await his deportation. He was not allowed to work, says Khalid, but received monthly benefits from the Danish government. “He does not have any friends, does not go out very often,” the photographer says. “He hardly sleeps or eat, and spends most of his time smoking and drinking tea that other people in the camp buy for him.” Denmark has asked both Iraq and Iran to take him back, but neither country recognizes him as a citizen – condemning Nazari to live in a diplomatic limbo.
Khalid is under no illusion that his photographs will help Nazari, but he hopes they can put a face on the current humanitarian crisis. “There shouldn’t be people without country,” he says, “and without the right to live somewhere.”
10/01/2016 -- Sandholm, Denmark -- Qanie Nazari smoke cigarette in front of the building where he live at the asylume refugee camp in Sandholm in Denmark.
10/01/2016 -- Santholm, Denmark -- Qanie walk in the deportation refugee camp in the snowing in Santhom in Denmark.
10/01/2016 -- Santholm, Denmark -- Qanie and a guy above him look at their phone in their rooms at the deportation refugee camp in Santholm in Denmark.
11/01/2016 -- Santholm, Denmark -- Qanie Muhamad take shower in the bathroom in his room at the deportation refugee camp in Santholm in Denmark.
11/01/2016 -- Santholm, Denmark -- Qanie check his phone on hi bed when he woke up at the deportation refugee camp in Santholm in Denmark.
11/01/2016 -- Copenhagen, Denmark -- Qanie smoke and wait for a traffic light to cross the a street in Copenhagen in Denmark.
13/01/2016 -- Santholm, Denmark - Qanie get meet and salad once in a week, and the rest of the week is rice and soup.
13/01/2016 -- Santholm, Denmark - Qanie and his friends share a cigarette in the bus station to go to Copenhagen from their camp in Santholm.
13/01/2016 -- Santholm, Denmark -- Qanie wait for a train at the Allerod teain station to Copenhagen and check his fake ticket on his phone. because he doesn't get money from the government he never pay the tickets.
13/01/2016 -- Copenhagen , Denmark -- Qanie look at outside from the train to Copenhagen.
13/01/2016 -- Copenhagen , Denmark -- Qanie sit in the market in the centre of Copenhagen. "I don't go to market very often, because i have no close friend to go with and I don't feel like to go out". He said.
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15/01/2016 -- Sandholm, Denmark -- Qanie sit on his bed in his room and cry when he talks about his life and future in Sandholm refugee camp in Denmark.
15/01/2016 -- Sandholm, Denmark -- 20 Danish Krone is all the money Qanie has. He doesn't get money from the Danish government and he is not allowed not work.
15/01/2016 -- Sandholm, Denmark -- Qanie sit in his room. He doesn't feel like to leave his room often and he feel sad and bored at the Sandholm refugee camp in Denmark.
15/01/2016 -- Sandholm, Denmark -- Qanie sit alone in the snowing weather in the Sandholm refugee camp in Denmark.
15/01/2016 -- Sandholm, Denmark -- Qanie stand in gall at the Sandholm camp in Denmark.
15/01/2016 -- Sandholm, Denmark -- There is a street next to the camp where Qanie always walk there when he want to think and feels sad. the street always empty you can only see the trees and the birds.
15/01/2016 -- Sandholm, Denmark -- Qanie wait for the bus in the freezing weather to go to Copenhagen at the bus station in Sandholm in Denmark.