UN raises concerns about abuse of women and child migrants

UN raises concerns about abuse of women and child migrants

"The U.N. refugee agency sounded the alarm Friday about vulnerable women and children who are among hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants pouring into southeast Europe, saying it has received reports that some are being forced into sex to pay their way onward.

The office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees cautioned that it doesn’t have a full grasp of how widespread the problem is, but says women and children traveling alone who are short of cash and sleeping in places like parks and train stations are particularly vulnerable. Some authorities, it said, have increased the risk for children by placing them in detention along with adults while they wait for official processing of asylum applications."

 

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  • Keaten, James. "UN raises concerns about abuse of women and child migrants". Washington Post, October 23, 2015.
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