UN Calls for Better Protection of Female Refugees in Europe

January 20, 2016 6:13 PM

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Three aid agencies are appealing to European countries to help prevent sexual abuse of women and girls in refugee camps.

The United Nations refugee agency, the U.N. Population Fund and the Women's Refugee Commission say a field study shows women are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence and other abuse on their journey to Europe.

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