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Darfuri refugees in Chad have no escape from sexual violence

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3998 (Published 30 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3998
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    Refugee women from Darfur in Sudan continue to face rape and other violence on a daily basis in eastern Chad, despite the presence of international security forces, says a new report by Amnesty International. The agency has called for increased protection of civilians in the country, an end to a prevailing culture of impunity, and sufficient finance for a fully operational United Nations mission.

    Tawanda Hondora, Amnesty’s Africa programme deputy director, said, “The rape that countless women and girls experienced in Darfur continues to haunt them in eastern Chad. These women fled Darfur hoping that the international community and Chadian authorities would offer them some measure of safety and protection. That protection has …

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