Child marriage on the rise among Syrian refugee girls

Apr 18, 2018 by

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In 2014, 15 percent of all Syrian marriages included a child bride, but now the number has risen to 36 percent.

After seven years of conflict in Syria, life for many refugees is becoming increasingly difficult, which is driving families to marry off their girls.

According to statistics from Jordan‘s court system, child marriage among Syrian refugee children, primarily girls, is on the rise.

In 2014, 15 percent of all Syrian marriages included a child bride. Now, it is 36 percent.

Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Amman, Jordan.

Source: Child marriage on the rise among Syrian refugee girls | News | Al Jazeera

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