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The Times reports on Malian refugees and child marriage in Niger

18/06/2012

Early and forced marriage in Niger:

Map of NigerThis month The Times travelled to West Africa with Plan to report on the experiences of child brides living in Dosso in Southern Niger.

The rate of early marriages in Niger is reported to be more than 60 per cent, according to statistics highlighted in the Breaking Vows study. In Dosso Plan aid workers received reports of girls as young 15 getting married.

Read the article or find out more about Plan's work in Niger.


Malian refugees in Niger:

A second article by The Times relays the suffering experienced by Malian families who have fled the country due to violence and political unrest.  Many are seeking shelter in Niger and other bordering countries.

The influx of Malian people has exacerbated the food shortage across the region and thousands of Malian refugees and Nigerien people are stuggling to feed themselves. 

Read the article or find out more about Plan's work in Mali.


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