CAR children victims of cycle of rapes

rapeFrom JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC
KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – CHILDREN that have suffered rape in the war-torn Central African Republic have suffered further gender and sexual abuse at centres the United Nations created to help survivors get back on their feet.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said there were 145 cases of gender-based violence, including seven cases of sexual violence reported in the 13 listening centres since the beginning of the year.
The UN agency created the centres in 2015, alongside micro-loan projects and literacy classes, at the height of the wave of violence, persecution, insecurity and human rights abuses in the central African country.
At the listening centres, minors are supposed to be counseled.
Meanwhile, the lawlessness in the country is continuing with no signs of abating since the outbreak in 2012.
In recent weeks fighting between rival militant groups has displaced over 400 000 north of the country. An outbreak of fire at a local refugee camp also left 2 500 people without food and shelter.
In spite of efforts of community leaders, heavy fighting is ongoing in Ouaka Prefecture among different Ex-Seleka factions for the control of its capital town Bambari.
A further displacement of some 3 700 people has been evaluated during a humanitarian assessment in Bambari-Ippy axes.

–  CAJ News

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