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Children as young as seven have been sex assaulted at official EU refugee camps by Muslims


Children as young as seven have been ‘sexually assaulted’ at official EU refugee camps after being groomed by male gangs

  • Volunteers claim girls are being groomed and abused at migrant camps 
  • They say one girl, aged just 7, was sexually assaulted by a male gang 
  • Women and children are said to be too afraid to leave their tents at night
  • More than 1,400 Syrians live at the camp in Greece close to Thessaloniki 

By Jennifer Newton for MailOnline |

A refugee charity has claimed that children as young as seven have been sexually assaulted at official European migrant camps in Greece.

The official camps were created to deal with the EU migrant crisis after more than one million refugees travelled to the continent last year after fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria.

The accommodation was also set up to replace unofficial makeshift camps in Idomeni, on the Greek border with Macedonia, which had been the scene of clashes between migrants and authorities.

Some of the children who live in the official EU migrant camp in Thessaloniki in Greece, home to 1,400 Syrians 

Some of the women and children at the camp have said that they too afraid to leave their tents at night 

Some of the women and children at the camp have said that they too afraid to leave their tents at night.

However, now it has emerged that in one camp in a former toilet roll factory on the outskirts of Thessaloniki, aid charities say that women and children are too afraid to visit the toilet block late at night.

The Observer reports that one volunteer at the camp, which holds 1,400 Syrians, that young girls at the camp are being groomed by male gangs and at least one youngster has been attacked.

The volunteer, who wished to remain anonymous, told the newspaper: ‘The parents are still in disbelief over what happened. A man from one of the ‘mafia’ groups asked their seven-year-old daughter into their tent to play games on his phone and then zipped up the tent.

‘She came back with marks on her arms and neck. Later the girl described how she was sexually abused. It has scarred a seven-year-old child for life.’

Meanwhile Anna Chiara Nava from Medecins Sans Frontieres added: ‘It’s really hard for the unaccompanied minors – 16- and 17-years-olds – to survive. It’s the survival of the fittest in there.

The camp in the former toilet roll factory. Volunteer have alleged that children as young as seven have been sexually assaulted there 

The camp in the former toilet roll factory. Volunteer have alleged that children as young as seven have been sexually assaulted there.

‘In the evening and night it’s impossible to find them [children] because they are hiding in the tents. The women are afraid. They complain that during the night and evening they cannot go to the toilet alone. They have all heard of reports of others being attacked.’

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said it had raised its concerns with the Greek authorities.

However, it is not the first time that women and children in refugee camps in Greece have complained that they feel unsafe.

In June, Afghan journalist Shirin who fled her home country after being shot at by the Taliban, said conditions at her migrant camp in Lesbos was just as bad as her old life as she constantly fears sexual harassment and violence.

More than a fifth of refugees and asylum-seeker arrivals in Greece have been women and well over a third have been children

More than a fifth of refugees and asylum-seeker arrivals in Greece have been women and well over a third have been children.

And according to Amnesty International, Shirin is just one of many women living in Greek migrant camps who have revealed they fear sex attacks against them or their children.

More than a fifth of refugees and asylum-seeker arrivals in Greece have been women and well over a third have been children.

They can’t leave until they get appointments with asylum-seeker services in Athens, a process that can be painfully long, meaning stays in the Kara Tepe camp in Lesbos, where Shirin lives can be lengthy.

And despite having fled conflict in Afghanistan, Shirin said: ‘We are treated like animals. I’d rather be shot again than endure these conditions.’

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Children as young as seven have been sex assaulted at official EU refugee camps by Muslims

  1. Moderate Muslims are among the outraged about this abuse, pointing out that girls should be at least nine – like Aisha when Muhammad banged her – before they become sexually active.

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  2. What the world needs is a pathogen that renders those of the Islamic persuasion infertile. Then in fifty or sixty years, we can start to relax.

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