When German Chancellor Angela Merkel allowed hundreds of thousands of men into the country, many of the refugees believed they would be able to bring their families later.
Now the rules have changed, and countless women and children are trapped in perilous situations.
She stands at the window in a floor-length dress, with a blue headscarf, and looks out at the Mediterranean.
A fan hums in the next room.
Children play soccer in the dusty street outside the house.
An acacia tree grows crookedly on the hillside.
Tabarak Karakouz hates this place.
It’s been three years and two months since her husband Ammar left her behind in this hut on a hill in northern Lebanon.
In the interim, Tabarak has lost almost everything of importance to…