A mother of five describes how her husband has been missing for five years, since he left Ghouta in Syria. She has tried to find out what happened to him but she has not been able to obtain any information that would guide her to wherever he may be. “Not having the presence of a male figure at home is very hard, in terms of taking full responsibility and taking care of the children and guiding them,” she says. Although she did not work before her husband’s disappearance, she is now employed in multiple jobs to provide for her family. On the International Day of the Disappeared she expresses the wish that “no one suffers such pain and that the missing return to their families and loved ones”.