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Sad lament of Syrian child brides in Jordan

19 August 2014 Last updated at 23:45 BST

There has been a sharp increase in the number of girls under 18, who have fled the conflict in Syria, being forced into early marriages, the United Nations has told the BBC.

Rates of child marriage have doubled - from 13% in pre-war Syria to at least 32% among refugees in neighbouring Jordan.

Orla Guerin reports from Jordan.