Human Wrongs Watch

5 August 2021 (UN News)*An “alarming” 80 per cent increase in sexual violence in Somalia, as documented in two recent reports by the Secretary-General, has been described as “appalling” by two UN Special Representatives.

© UNICEF/Kate Holt | The UN says there has been an alarming increase in the scale and severity of sexual violence in Somalia.
“We urge all parties to the conflict in Somalia to immediately cease these violations”, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, and the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten said in a statement.