Addressing the dire needs of displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh

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Sheuli Akter

Since October 2016, an estimated 74,000 Rohingya people from Myanmar have arrived in Cox’s Bazar District, some 292 km southeast of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.

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Child marriage soars in Yemen as famine looms

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Emma Batha

Child marriage has soared in Yemen as families struggle to feed their children amid a conflict that has left the country on the brink of famine, the U.N. children’s agency stated.

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A Man Marries a Little Girl in Nigeria as Part of Culture

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Joseph Besong

In Africa culture plays a very big role in marriage, especially in the traditional setting. Some marriages still accept old traditions that look ancient and old fashioned.

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British girls are being sold as child brides like I was, says campaigner

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Emma Batha

When Gabriella Gillespie was six her father killed her mother; when she was 13 he took her and her sisters to his native Yemen and sold them as child brides.

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Child Marriage: Solving the consequences and policing the right policies

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Ebi Robert

 

A sure way to achieve peace is respect for human rights –

                      Child marriage is malice to Humanity.

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Bangladesh Launches Nationwide Coverage of ‘Child Help Line – 1098’

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Sheuli Akter

Bangladesh has launched nationwide coverage of the country’s first toll-free ‘Child Helpline – 1098’  to provide a free telephone service to children who are facing violence, abuse and exploitation.

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One girl under 15 married every seven seconds – Save The Children

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Temesghen Debesai

One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a report by Save the Children, with girls as young as 10 married off – often to much older men – in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia.

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