CNN Witnesses 9-Year-Old Being Sold For Marriage To 55-Year-Old Man

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CNN’s Anna Coren reports on the humanitarian crisis engulfing Afghanistan. Afghanistan has become a haven for wealthy pedophiles. Girls as young as 20 months are sold for child marriage.

CNN’s Anna Coren reports on the humanitarian crisis engulfing Afghanistan as desperate families say they’re being forced to sell their young daughters in order to survive. The man who states that he is 55 years old, is obviously much older than that. Over 70 years is more likely.

Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Director, has made a statement regarding child marriage in Afghanistan:

“I am deeply concerned by reports that child marriage in Afghanistan is on the rise. We have received credible reports of families offering daughters as young as 20 days old up for future marriage in return for a dowry.”

“UNICEF estimates that 28 per cent of Afghan women aged 15–49 years were married before the age of 18.”

“The extremely dire economic situation in Afghanistan is pushing more families deeper into poverty and forcing them to make desperate choices, such as putting children to work and marrying girls off at a young age.”

“UNICEF will also work with religious leaders to ensure that they are not involved in the “Nekah” (the marriage contract) for young girls.”

“We call on central, provincial and local authorities to take concrete measures to support and safeguard the most vulnerable families and girls. We urge the de facto authorities to prioritize the reopening of schools for all secondary school girls and allow all-female teachers to resume their jobs without any further delays.”

– End Statement –

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