Conflict in Syria: child marriage in the midst of a humanitarian crisis

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In the time it has taken to read this article 39 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 2 seconds

About the author

Dr. Lama Mouakea

Dr. Lama Mouakea has been the Executive Director of the Syrian Family Planning Association for the last 19 years, and has a long history of developing sexual and reproductive health services.