Child marriages on the rise amid Yemeni conflict

At only 16 years old, Suha had not thought about marriage until her father told her she would become the second wife to a man 20 years her senior. Suha’s father Abdulbari Al Maqtari, 41, said he had no choice but to marry off the eldest of his four daughters and two sons last May to help support the family. Mr Al Maqtari, from Al Maqatra district in Lahj province, used to be a construction worker but has struggled to find work after civil war broke out in Yemen two years ago. Read more here:

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