Syria child refugees in Jordan forced to wed

With child marriages on the rise, aid workers fear a whole generation of girls are being robbed of their future.

    The United Nations says the number of child marriages among Syrian refugees in Jordan has risen sharply. Girls as young as thirteen are being forced to have children with men more than double their age.

    Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Zarqa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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