Somalia – rape and abuse of reguees

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Somalia refugees abused and raped – Human Rights Watch

A camp for internally displaced people in the Somali capital, Mogadishu Some of the worst abuse detailed in the report involves sexual violence against displaced women and girls


Internally displaced people in Somalia are suffering sexual violence and other forms of abuse, reports the Human Rights Watch (HRW) campaign group.

The abuse takes place at the hands of armed groups, including government forces, it says.

In the report, women who fled famine and conflict describe being gang-raped in camps in the capital, Mogadishu.

Managers of the camps – often allied to militias – siphon off food and other aid, the HRW report says.

HRW says that even though the new Somali government which came to power in September last year has made some impressive statements, it has done very little to change the situation on the ground.

The gatekeepers who control the camps are themselves very abusive”

“Our findings suggested…

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