Alarm over ‘widespread and repeated’ sexual abuse of refugee men and boys in Libya

27 March 2019

Reports of sexual violence against refugee and migrant women and girls are sadly nothing new, but what about horrific attacks on men and boys who are on the move?

According to a new study by the Women’s Refugee Commission into people attempting to reach Italy from North Africa, the abuse is widespread, particularly in Libya’s detention centres.

It’s also not a one-off event, as refugees and migrants are “repeatedly exposed to multiple forms of sexual violence throughout their journey”, as Sarah Chynoweth told UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

 

Audio Credit:
Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
Audio Duration:
5'57"

 

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