The organization, CARE, says that the number of Syrian refugee girls forced into marriage has tripled …
Isadora Quay from CARE says, “We’re seeing a massive increase in child marriage, Child marriage was a factor of life — child marriage being marriage of people under 18 — was something that did happen but much rarer in the past than it is today. So we’ve seen a massive increase in child marriage in Syria and in Iraq, and we’ve seen even as far afield as places like Egypt. Syrian refugees have been talking about the concept that Syrian girls are being offered up for child marriage and that they are very much in demand as child brides.”
CARE reports that globally a child becomes a bride every two seconds.
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