Two years ago Hayat’s* life was turned upside down when her husband was taken by authorities. She has not heard from him since. At the time, they were living with their four daughters in his family’s village near Kobane, Syria.
Originally from Damascus, she was far from her own relatives and after his disappearance, left to raise their children alone with her mother-in-law. One day last fall, Hayat woke up to find the village abandoned.