(NRC) – Mariam* rarely leaves her house, and never ventures out alone. Her fear of going out without the company of her parents or older brothers has forced her to quick school. Mariam lives in a crowded neighbourhood in the Al Badawi area of Tripoli. She and her family fled to Lebanon in 2012 to escape the war in Syria. A year ago Mariam turned 15 years old. Since then, life has been particularly difficult for her.