Sunday, February 19, 2006

Harassment going on in camps for tsunami victims

A study by UN finds that harassment in camps for tsunami victims in Maldives is common, reports Minivan News.

The dire situation for tsunami victims has led men to turn to drugs, causing further trauma for those living in the shelters, particularly women.

“Women from Mundoo island now living in a camp at Gan island in the Maldives have reported feeling unsafe and say that the lack of privacy results in harassment and intimidation. Camp residents have reported several cases of sexual harassment and rape.”

““It’s very difficult now. Men are high on drugs. They have nothing to do. They come home and they beat us till we bleed,” said a woman from Gan camp.”


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