Rohingya in Bangladesh: Child Marriage: 2_18_rohingya_childmarriage_ALLISONJOYCE_18

Nur Begum, who doesn't know her age but thinks she is between 14 and 16 years old, is seen on the day of her wedding to Rayeed Alam, 20, in a Bangladesh refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Rayeed came to Bangladesh with his family shortly after the August 25th attack. He says the military attacked his village and shot people, burned houses and raped women. It took him 3 days to walk to the Bangladesh border. Rayeed's parents arranged the marriage because all of his sisters are already married and his mother needed someone to cook and look after her and her husband. Nur Begum said that her parents arranged the marriage for her and she had no choice in the matter.

Nur Begum, who doesn't know her age but thinks she is between 14 and 16 years old, is seen on the day of her wedding to Rayeed Alam, 20, in a Bangladesh refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Rayeed came to Bangladesh with his family shortly after the August 25th attack. He says the military attacked his village and shot people, burned houses and raped women. It took him 3 days to walk to the Bangladesh border. Rayeed's parents arranged the marriage because all of his sisters are already married and his mother needed someone to cook and look after her and her husband. Nur Begum said that her parents arranged the marriage for her and she had no choice in the matter.