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Syria refugees young brides

Posted by on November 2, 2015 |

Rihab, 27, a Syrian refugee from Daraa, teaches a class on beauty to other Syrian refugees in a program run by the Norweigan Refugee Council at Zaatari camp in Jordan, August 27, 2014.  

Hana Mufleh Mohammed, 16, a Syrian refugee from Daraa, poses for a portrait with her baby of 5 months at home in her trailer at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, August 27, 2014.  Hana had complications with her pregnancy: she had pre-eclampsia and seizures, and spent over two weeks in the hospital unconscious after delivering. She now suffers seizures every few weeks.  

While marriage under the age of eighteen is a common Syrian tradition, more and more Syrian girls are marrying at a younger age because of the insecurity of the war, and because many families feel the girls in their family may be sexually harassed if they are not under the care of a husband.  (Credit: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times)

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