UN warns about sexual abuse on women who flee from Somalia
August 12, 2011
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that almost 720 thousand children could die if they so not receive help after UN reported of famine in two regions at Somalia south.
The organism said that 2.23 million children are malnourished in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.
In addition, UN representative Margot Wallströn denounced sexual violence on women who run away from Somalia.
Wallströn talked about her concern from reports that denounce women running away from Somalia are raped, bitten and forced to married with soldiers.
In the long journey from Somalia to Kenia women and children are raped by armed groups and criminals.
Once they cross Somalia-Kenia border and arrived to Dadaab, the biggest refugee camp in the world, their hopes of founding a safe place are thrown overboard as new risk appears including the risk of rape.
The members of Al Shabaab guerilla are kidnapping girls and force them to marry with them.