War and Revolution in the Middle East: Syria's Refugees: webbrides003

Noor, age unknown (roughly 16), is painted with traditional henna designs as she prepares for her wedding later that day in a beauty salon in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, August 25, 2014. While marriage under the age of eighteen was a common Syrian tradition before the start of the civil war, more and more Syrian girls are marrying at a younger age because of the insecurity of the war,  because many families feel the girls in their family may be sexually harassed if they are not under the care of a husband, and because of prospect of alleviating the financial burden of one more mouth to feed.

Noor, age unknown (roughly 16), is painted with traditional henna designs as she prepares for her wedding later that day in a beauty salon in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, August 25, 2014. While marriage under the age of eighteen was a common Syrian tradition before the start of the civil war, more and more Syrian girls are marrying at a younger age because of the insecurity of the war, because many families feel the girls in their family may be sexually harassed if they are not under the care of a husband, and because of prospect of alleviating the financial burden of one more mouth to feed.