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In Lebanon, Many Refugee Girls Choose Marriage Over Poverty

Pressured into marriage by her parents as part of a desperate effort to survive, Safia has given up on the dream she once had.   “I wanted to continue my education and my life,” the 16-year-old, who is married to Omar, a man nearly a decade older than her, told VOA.   “I wanted to be a teacher, but my ambitions don’t exist any more.”   Safia is one of a growing number of refugees in Lebanon for whom finding a husband was not a matter of choice but of economic...

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