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Syrian refugees: Women in Jordan 'sexually exploited'

The conflict in Syria is brutal within its borders but once outside, those that flee often find they have no way of earning a living.

Syrian women, often without a male guardian or breadwinner, struggle to make ends meet and some are forced to take desperate measures such as forced marriage or prostitution.

The Jordanian government said it would help anybody affected by exploitation and urged people with knowledge of abuse to report it to the authorities.

Fergal Keane reports from Jordan.

  • 29 May 2013
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