A big number of Syrian woman are in unhappy marriages they entered with no other option of survival .They were sold off by their parents for a living to rich Jordan men .
Ladies from the age of 18 are a major target .One young lady identified as Kazal says that the marriage with an older man was arranged by an Amman-based NGO called Kitab al-Sunna, which gives cash, food and medicines to refugees. It is funded by donations from individuals across the Arab world.
The director of Kitab al-Sunna, Zayed Hamad, says that he is approached by men who want to marry Syrian women.
“They ask for girls who are over 18. They’re motivated by helping these women, especially those whose husbands died as martyrs in Syria. Arab men see Syrian women as good housewives, and they find them very pretty, so traditionally it is desirable to marry one.” He told the BBC
Other Syrian refugees have been earning a living from matching up couples.Um Mazed is a 28-year-old Syrian refugee from Homs who started earning money by arranging marriages between Syrian girls and Arab men.
This has however not pleased the United Nations refugee agency ,but it has been hard to avert such desperate measures of survival.
Andrew Harper, the Representative of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Jordan, is concerned that some of the 500,000 Syrian refugees in the country are increasingly turning to such desperate measures.
“We don’t have enough resources to give aid to all those who need it. The vast majority of refugees are women and children. Many of them are not used to going out to work, so survival in such measures become an option.”