H, 40 (center) poses for a portrait with her two daughters F, 18 (left) and R, 13 (right). She has two boys as well, A, 12 and H, 9 (not pictured). Her husband was formerly allied with the Assad regime, but broke with the government and joined the Free Syrian Army (FSA). He was killed shortly afterward. H’s 12-year-old, son is the oldest boy at the residence. Soon he will be forced to leave, since the home’s rules allow no males who have reached puberty. H says the whole family will go together.
A, 24 poses for a portrait with her daughter Y, 5.  A’s husband returned to Syria and married another woman. A was forced by her family to drop out of school and marry him at the age of 16, even though she was a promising student.  Her father fought with the Free Syrian Army and was killed, and her little boy died in the hospital in Amman. She has no one to take care of her and is considering third-country resettlement.
H, 31 (right) poses for a portrait with her four children. They are from Homs, which saw some of the fiercest fighting between government forces and the Free Syrian Army between 2011 and 2014. H’s youngest son M was born on the day her husband was buried, four years ago. A fighter in the Free Syrian Army, he was killed by a bomb. She is afraid of third-country settlement because she has no husband and has heard it is difficult, but is now considering it for her children’s education.
N, 75 (center) poses with her three unmarried daughters. They were previously in a United Arab Emirates refugee camp, but the mother has medical issues, so they are allowed to stay at the residence. Their home back in Syria is still standing, but is located in an ISIS-controlled village. They are waiting for word that the village is safe, so they can go back. 

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