Family leaves Lebanon to start new life, only to find themselves stuck in a war on Europe’s borders

The Kenejians left the rubble of Beirut to start from scratch in Nagorno-Karabakh, but chaos and destruction soon followed. By Karlos Zurutuza and Gilad Sade

Saturday 12 December 2020 19:51 GMT
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Sheep graze on the outskirts of the village of Aghavno in the Lachin district of Nagorno-Karabakh
Sheep graze on the outskirts of the village of Aghavno in the Lachin district of Nagorno-Karabakh (AFP via Getty Images)

Tina Kenejian has asked herself the same question thousands of times: "Should we stay, or is it better we go?"  

The 26-year-old Lebanese-Armenian has lived in the village of Aghavno with her husband and two children in Nagorno-Karabakh for less than four months.    

Next to a river and protected by snow-capped peaks, their new home had seemed idyllic compared to their life on the shores of the Mediterranean

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