Rohingya in Bangladesh: Child Marriage: 2_18_rohingya_childmarriage_ALLISONJOYCE_08

 Farmina Begum, 16, is seen on the day of her wedding to 18 year old Hashimullah, in a Bangladesh refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Farmina and her family fled on August 25th after the military attacked their village of Kullung. The military came to their village and burned houses and shot people. They hid in the hills for 8 days and spent 5 days walking to the Bangladesh border. Hashimullah and Farmina met at the water pump in the Bangladesh refugee camp near their home and he proposed to her father and he agreed to the marriage. Farmina's mother says 'When we got his proposal we agreed because we don't enough food to feed her. If she got married, she would then be her husband's responsibility. She's getting older and and older girls shouldn't be single.'

Farmina Begum, 16, is seen on the day of her wedding to 18 year old Hashimullah, in a Bangladesh refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Farmina and her family fled on August 25th after the military attacked their village of Kullung. The military came to their village and burned houses and shot people. They hid in the hills for 8 days and spent 5 days walking to the Bangladesh border. Hashimullah and Farmina met at the water pump in the Bangladesh refugee camp near their home and he proposed to her father and he agreed to the marriage. Farmina's mother says 'When we got his proposal we agreed because we don't enough food to feed her. If she got married, she would then be her husband's responsibility. She's getting older and and older girls shouldn't be single.'