UNHCR reports on child marriage in the Central African Republic

Fatoumata Lejeune-Kabba

A high incidence of underage marriage and the widespread use of child labour are occurring in the Central African Republic, a landlocked country in central Africa, says the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

Displaced civilians in northern Central African Republic are the ones most affected.  Fatoumata Lejeune-Kabba, author of a report on the subject, said UNHCR and the Danish Refugee Council surveyed 300 families from a population of 17 thousand near the town of Ndele between May and September 2011. Gerry Adams reports.

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