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German refugee camps plagued with rape and child abuse

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Abuse are said to become a major problem in German refugee camps due to overcrowded co-ed refugee centers

Rape and sexual abuse is now becoming a major problem in several German refugee asylums as the country tries to cope with their migrant crisis.

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By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
9/28/2015 (6 years ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: German refugee camps, Sexual Abuse, Europe migrant crisis

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Catholic Online) - Refugees are facing several problems inside overcrowded refugee centers across the country as women and children experience rape, sexual abuse and assault from their fellow refugees.

Unfortunately, a culture of rape and sexual abuse in unsegregated asylum centers have risen in Germany as Europe tries to cope with its current migrant crisis. Allegations of rape and abuse among women and children staying with men inside German refugee camp tents, showers and bathrooms remain unreported across several refugee centers in Germany.
Women's right groups and politicians have reported several assaults against women and children in at least one camp. They believe that the incidents are already widespread but remain to be unreported to the police. Some women who are unaccompanied inside refugee camps are seen as "fair game" by male refugees who see themselves as superior to women. Men and women mixed inside refugee asylums are considered the largest contributors in the increasing number of assaults and abuse. 
Reports were released after German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced earlier this month that there is "no limit" to the number of migrants that her country would accommodate. Currently, a total of one million migrants this year are expected to be received by Germany. However, the country has also imposed temporary border controls.
Asylum centers continue to allow men, women and children to sleep next to each other and to even use the same showers and toilets that offer no privacy for refugees. In one area in Western Germany -an old US military base in Giessen- a total of 5,000 asylum seekers have been crammed into the base. Rapes, abuse cases and even forced prostitution has been reported in the area.
Women's right groups claims these incidents remains unreported and are tolerated inside the refugee camps.

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