Asylum seekers in Greece suffer widespread sexual violence and harassment in the country’s sub-standard, overcrowded reception centres, the UN said on Friday…
But UNHCR spokesman Cecile Pouilly said that there is a reluctance to report such violence out of fear, shame and concerns about discrimination, retaliation and stigma.
“The actual number of incidents is therefore likely to be much higher than reported,” she told reporters in Geneva, acknowledging that the UN has only a “very partial picture of what the reality is.”
Pouilly said the situation was most worrying in the reception and identification centres of Moira on Lesbos, and Vathy on Samos, “where thousands of refugees continue to stay in unsuitable shelter with inadequate security…”
“In these two centres, bathrooms and latrines are no-go zones after dark for women and children,” she said, adding that “even bathing during the daytime can be dangerous.
In Moira, one woman told UNHCR staff that she had not showered for two months for fear of being attacked.
The most important thing r/K will contribute to our future policy environment will be a recognition that economic migrants seeking ease and resources will likely be r-selected and thus of low morals and high, often uncontrollable sexual drive, and thus are poor choices as prospective future citizens.
Of course given the evil we are seeing in today’s elites, they probably already know that. But it will undoubtedly help the citizenry to make the connection, and maybe give them the drive to fight to stop it in the future.