Women At Migrant Camp Fear Of Being Raped

From Express:
WOMEN are so scared of getting raped at Dunkirk migrant camp they are wearing nappies rather than risk going to the bathroom at night.

Girls as young as eight are also being sexually assaulted at the lawless camp, one of its desperate staff members has revealed.

She said the UK and French governments need to do more to bring an bring things under control at the camp, where “sexual assault, violence and rape are all far too common”.

The anonymous camp coordinator revealed terrific details after life in the camp in northern France, home to thousands of refugees from Africa and the Middle East.

She told the Observer newspaper: “Although the showers are meant to be locked at night, particularly dangerous individuals in the camp have keys and are able to take the women to the showers in the night to force themselves on them.

“Women are too scared to go to the toilets in the night. None of the locks in the women’s toilets in the camp work.”

She said the situation was so bad women were buying adult nappies rather than risk going to the bathroom during the night.

The camp is also home to 100 unaccompanied minors - who are known as “little steaks” by some of the violent men in the camp because they are unable to defend themselves.

She said: “A 12-year-old girl was groomed in the camp by a man well over twice her age. When she no longer wanted to speak with him because his behaviour towards her had become so obscene, he threatened her.

“A 13-year-old boy ended up returning to his home country having been raped in the camp.”

Another worker at the camp revealed she knew of a child as young as “seven or eight” who had been sexually attacked.

She said: “We have also seen in the past a woman holding a seven or eight-year-old girl by her arm next to [a medical centre] and apparently, this child had been raped just before.

“The woman was afraid to report it to police. She was there, standing silent refusing to report it.”

She described another attack of a child which was so horrific is left her mother mute.

Calls are now growing for the camp to be brought back under control before more women, men and children are attacked.

The Dunkirk Legal Support Team said: “We have done all that we can to draw the plight of the Dunkirk children to the attention of the UK government and implored them to act to honour the pledges made.

“We now have no other choice but to turn to the high court to challenge their failure to protect these most vulnerable of children and provide them with a safe route and sanctuary in the UK.”

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