Facts and figures: Child marriage in the Middle East and North Africa
- The world is home to 650 MILLION child brides, including currently married girls and women who were first married in childhood.
Of those, 40 MILLION (equivalent to 6 per cent) child brides are in the MENA region. The highest numbers are in Sudan and Yemen.
Every year, 700,000 girls are forced into child marriage in the MENA region.