Refugee Camps Full of Imported Rapists: UN

Imported rapists are left free to prey on women and children.

The media report on the United Nations warning doesn’t directly say that imported rapists are responsible for hurting woman and children in the Greek refugee camps, but they are obviously the culprits. If Greeks or other Europeans were doing the raping, the media would tell us so. No. These refugees are being raped by other refugees.

So, is importing rapists a wise policy?

AFP reports, “UN warns of rampant sexual violence in Greek refugee camps.

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Asylum seekers in Greece suffer widespread sexual violence and harassment in the country’s sub-standard, overcrowded reception centres, the UN said on Friday.

In 2017, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) received reports from 622 survivors of sexual and gender-based violence on the Greek islands, around one third of whom said they had been assaulted after arriving in Greece.

But UNHCR spokesman Cecile Pouilly said that there is a reluctance to report such violence out of fear, shame and concerns about discrimination, retaliation and stigma.

“The actual number of incidents is therefore likely to be much higher than reported,” she told reporters in Geneva […].

Pouilly said the situation was most worrying in the reception and identification centres of Moira on Lesbos, and Vathy on Samos, “where thousands of refugees continue to stay in unsuitable shelter with inadequate security.”

While this is a new statement, the camps have been known hellholes for a long time:

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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