Humanitarian and natural disasters linked to increase in child marriage, warns Girls Not Brides

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In the time it has taken to read this article 42 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 3 seconds