Syrian refugees living in Turkey shared with Christian Aid Mission that they are forced to sell their daughters into the sex industry in order to feed their families. These families, who typically “fiercely guard their daughters’ virtue,” see no other option but to hand their daughters over to nightclub owners. These families ask for prayer that they will find another source of income. One out of three Syrian Children were born after the war started and are the war’s biggest casualty. If they manage to escape the violence of their home country they carry with them the burden of invisible scars and are vulnerable to being force into being child soldiers, human trafficking, prostitution, organ mafia and begging rings.
06/13/2017 Syria (Gospel Herald Ministries) – Syrian refugee parents forced to sell their daughters into the sex industry in order to feed their families are asking Christian missionaries to pray they are able to find other means of income, a new report has revealed.
A ministry director working in Turkey recently shared with Christian Aid Mission how one grandmother, named Amena, arrived at one of country’s makeshift camps with her daughter-in-law and three grandchildren after her son was sent to fight Islamic State militants.
After months of receiving aid from a ministry based in Turkey, she had enough trust in the group director to tell him how starving refugees feel forced to sell their daughters off to earn money to eat. While Syrian parents typically “fiercely guard their daughters’ virtue”, many see no option but to get money by handing their daughters over to nightclub owners, she revealed.
“These girls, or newly wedded ‘brides,’ are then used as slaves – their families don’t see them again,” the ministry director said. “The refugees are embarrassed about it and don’t even admit it’s happening to their neighbors, but they ask us to pray for another way to safely earn their money.”