Prostitution in Syria

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Prostitution in Syria is technically illegal.[1] Beyond the practice of prostitution by an undisclosed number of Syrian women, many women fleeing the war in Iraq are practicing underworld prostitution for living.[2] Some sources claim up to 50 thousand Iraqi refugee women in Syria, many of them are recent widows or orphans with no professional qualification, started prostitution as the only source for earning a living.[3]


  1. ^ 2008 Human Rights Report: Syria, US Department of State, February 25, 2009
  2. ^ Iraqi sex slaves recount ordeals,
  3. ^ '50,000 Iraqi refugees' forced into prostitution, The Independent, 24 June 2007