Asylum seekers as young as 11 come to Norway married
Of the 61 married minors who sought asylum in Norway in 2015, at least ten were under the country’s sexual age of consent of 16, broadcaster NRK reported based on figures from the Norwegian Immigration Directorate (UDI) and the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir).
At least ten of the girls were under the age of 16, while 49 girls and two boys who are married were 16 or 17 when they arrived in Norway. At least two of the girls under the age of 18 were expecting their second child.
The youngest married asylum seeker was just 11 years old when she arrived in Norway.
Most of the married minors came from Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq.
“We are looking very seriously at children
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