Rohingya in Bangladesh: Child Marriage: 2_18_rohingya_childmarriage_ALLISONJOYCE_12

18 year old Hashimullah poses for a photo with his new bride, 16 year old Farmina Begum on the day of their wedding 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.'

18 year old Hashimullah poses for a photo with his new bride, 16 year old Farmina Begum on the day of their wedding 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.'