He made good money from a restaurant and butcher shop he owned. He lost his businesses, the family became destitute, he began abusing Nasrine, and they divorced, she says. As the fighting grinds on in its third year, millions of families are unable to make ends meet, and more than 3 million people have been driven from their homes, ending up in camps. Local organizations working to end child marriage point to what they consider numerous egregious cases. In one case, a father ran out of cash while buying qat leaves habitually chewed as a stimulant in Yemen — so he gave his daughter to the dealer in marriage. Another man married off his daughter three times in two years for repeated dowries, all before she turned
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Abia was 15 years old and eight months pregnant. Al-Shurmani recalled. Escalating hostilities had forced her family to flee from Taizz to the camp. More than 20 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. The health system hangs together by a thread; only about half of all health facilities in Yemen are functional, and of those still operating, only 20 per cent provide maternal and child health services. A woman dies in childbirth every two hours. Already, more than a million pregnant and breastfeeding women are acutely malnourished, a number likely to double as food insecurity rises.
Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Fourteen-year-old Reem, from Sanaa, was 11 years old when her father married her to her cousin, a man almost 21 years her senior. Three days after she was married, her husband raped her. Reem attempted suicide by cutting her wrists with a razor.
After walking across deserts and crossing seas on small boats, Noor wants to reveal the plight of women and girls in Yemen. A woman who crossed eight borders, two deserts and one sea to get to the UK to claim asylum has spoken for the first time about her incredible journey. The year-old, who calls herself Noor, escaped from Yemen when her life was threatened and travelled alone with only smugglers and other desperate migrants for company en route. It is highly unusual for a woman from a country such as Yemen to embark on this kind of journey unaccompanied.