UNCF: Yemeni child bride dies of internal bleeding

 A 12-year-old Yemeni bride died of internal bleeding following intercourse three days after she was married off to an older man, the United Nations Children’s Fund said.

The death is the latest in a series of child marriage cases in Yemen, where the minimum age for marriage  is still under debate.  The girl was married to a man at least twice her age, said Sigrid Kaag, UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa.

The girl’s death is “a painful reminder of the risks girls face when they are married too soon,” Kaag said.

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