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Study details sexual horror suffered by migrants on Libya route

Reuters Geneva, Switzerland Mar 26, 2019, 12.29 PM (IST)

Refugees and migrants trying to reach Italy through Libya are victims of widespread and horrific sexual violence, according to a study by the Women's Refugee Commission published on Monday. Speaking at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in Geneva, Sarah Chynoweth, Project Director for the Sexual Violence Project and consultant for Sexual for Women's Refugee Commission, who led the study said refugees and migrants faced widespread sexual abuse.