Monday, 17 June 2013

Syrian refugee camps becoming sex markets

Because of the civil war in Syria more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees have fled the country to neighboring Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan, while thousands also ended up in more distant countries of the Caucasus, the Persian Gulf and North Africa.

Many left their husbands, sons and other family members behind because of the civil war in search of a safer place but refugee camp is like a lawless place with no security for the women.
Many girls have been kidnapped, abducted and raped by local men from the refugee camps.
Muslims from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other neighboring countries come to these camps and ask for girls whom they can marry and in return they offer to give money to the girl's family. Such type of marriages are usually pleasure marriages lasting for a few weeks or months.

"There was a Saudi man who was 60 years old and wanted to marry a girl who was 13, but we didn't accept we Syrians haven't sunk that low yet" - said one Syrian woman.

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