British victims of forced marriages overseas are being asked by the Foreign Office to pay costs associated with their own rescue, it has been revealed.
An investigation by the Times found those unable to cover flights, food and shelter were made to take out a loan.
MPs have condemned the practice as “astonishing” and “immoral”.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he wanted the matter looked into and all British officials abroad should act with “compassion and humanity”.
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Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense