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According to the Islamic Sharia she was publicly stoned to death this afternoon." Meanwhile, the offending second husband fled.(October 26, 2017) Young Girls Married off in War-Torn Yemen: Child marriages are increasing drastically in Yemen, due to the civil war and the poverty and the displacement it caused.However, after the wedding, when they reached her husband's home, he started to flirt with her and ordered her to get into his bed. I called my father and he called my grandfather." Her grandfather, who lived in the same town, came immediately.Scared, she ran into a bedroom and locked herself inside. "They acted innocent in front of my grandfather," Fayrouz recalled."When he arrived, I was dressed, packed and ready to leave." They returned to Khamer. There's no way her parents can afford to return the dowry money."She's staying with us until she reaches puberty," said Fayrouz's father, adding that her in-laws will pay the remaining 0 only after she returns."Parents marry off their daughters to be relieved of the cost of their care or because they believe a husband's family can offer better protection," UNICEF said.
The battle for Mosul - by far the largest city to fall under the militants' control - has left large areas in ruins, killed thousands of civilians and displaced nearly one million people.Harrowing video footage has emerged of a starving, injured Iraqi boy who reportedly hid for 20 days in a basement in Mosul as the battle for the city raged on.In the footage, which was published online by Rudaw English, the skeletal boy tells the camera crew: 'It hurts a lot.(May 28, 2017) Marrying off young daughters for the dowry in Yemen: As civil war grinds on in Yemen and families become destitute, one option to decrease expenses and raise capital is to marry off pre-pubescent girls.Sudarsan Raghavan reports from Khamer, Yemen, for the Washington Post about Fayrouz Ahmed Haider, 10 or 11 years old: Fayrouz's mother needed a blood transfusion.