08/07/2013 12:33 pm ET Updated Aug 08, 2013

Syrian Refugees Struggle To Protect Daughters From Exploitation


AMMAN, Jordan— When I met them in early June, Abu Nizar, his wife and their three daughters — aged 22, 18 and 14 — were perched on threadbare mattresses in a rundown house in Ramtha, Jordan, where they survive on charity from the local community. Blankets covered the windows to keep out the mid-afternoon heat. Inside, a musty darkness hovered.

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