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refugee child abuse rampant in libya: unicef | libya news

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refugee child abuse rampant in libya: unicef | libya news

refugee children and women are routinely suffering sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention along the central mediterranean migration route, unicef warned in a new report.in the report, titled "a deadly journey for children", which was released on tuesday, the un children's agency said a total of 25,846 children - most of them unaccompanied - crossed from north africa to italy using the mediterranean route in 2016.for the report, unicef researchers interviewed a total of 122 refugees - 82 women and 40 children - who tried to complete the perilous journey.three-quarters of the refugee children interviewed said they had experienced violence, harassment or aggression at the hands of adults at some point over the course of their journey. approximately one-third indicated they had been abused in libya. a large majority of these children did not answer when asked who had abused them. a few children said they had been abused by people who appeared to be in uniform or associated with military and other armed forces, and several others said that strangers had victimised them.also, nearly half of the 122 women and children interviewed reported sexual abuse during migration - often multiple times and in multiple locations. read more: the cemetery of unknown refugees from the mediterranean women and children were often arrested at the libyan border where they experienced abuse, extortion and gender-based violence. sexual violence was widespread and systemic at crossings and...