05/28/2013 01:32 pm ET Updated Jul 28, 2013

Child Marriages Rise Among Syrian Refugee Girls


Nine Syrian refugee women gather in the living room of a house on the outskirts of the Lebanese town of Jdeideh in the Bekaa Valley, close to the Syrian border. Most of the women are teenagers; the only two adults look to be in their 40s. They're all dressed neatly, and everybody seems healthy and well fed. According to them, though, that wasn't always the case.

Correction: An earlier version of this story included a photo of child marriage in India.

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