But after paying for their weddings and meeting other debts, the money has nearly run out.
“If things get worse, there’s no doubt I’ll marry off my 12-year-old daughter,” Ansi said.
[Yemen is turning into Saudi Arabia’s Vietnam] Fayrouz’s mother needed a blood transfusion.
The family sold their belongings after fleeing airstrikes in the northern city of Saada last year.
Today, Yemen still doesn’t have a legal minimum age for marriage.
[Pakistan police arrest 14 in ‘honor killing’ of teen said to have helped bride to elope] One charity, the Danish Refugee Council, recruited community leaders in Saada to raise awareness about the dangers girls face when they marry young and become mothers.
The Saudis and their allies are seeking to restore Yemen’s government to power.
“Or else, I would never have married her off.” The rise in child unions is the latest, and among the least visible, indicator of the war’s disproportionate impact on children. About 1,500 children have lost limbs or have been otherwise maimed. Of course he knew he was going to kill children.’] The refugee camp in the town of Khamer, Yemen.Tens of thousands of families have been displaced, losing their homes and possessions.“Fathers are thinking, ‘If I have a daughter at or near puberty, I should try to get her married as fast as possible to lessen expenses,’ ” said Ahmad al-Qurashi, the director of SEYAJ, a well-known Yemeni nonprofit organization working to protect children.Across this nation, the Middle East’s poorest, more than 1,000 children have been killed — nearly one-third of all civilian deaths — since the conflict began in March 2015, the U. Thousands have fled the civil war, many arriving here for the past year.Now, child marriages are an increasing practice in this camp, a source of income in desperate times.