Doctors are treating children aged two and seven who have been raped in the past fortnight at a refugee camp set up on a golf course in Port-au-Prince. (…)
Aid workers said UN patrols are sparse and ineffective, with security staff rarely getting out of their vehicles. (…)
‘We are aware of the problem, but it’s not a priority,’ information minister Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue said last month.
The first signs of action came at the weekend with a visit by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He promised the camps will be ‘safe and secure’.
‘We must protect these women and girls. If they are sexually abused and attacked and raped, that is totally unacceptable and intolerable and we must stop it,’ he added.