UN condemns Infant rape in Somalia

Mogadishu (SD) – One of the UN agencies in Somalia, UNFPA, condemned the brutal rape of two young girls in the country last week.

“UNFPA Somalia strongly condemns the abduction and rape of the two young girls, aged three and four as they were playing on 30 March 2020 in Afgoye town, Lower Shebelle, Somalia. The girls have been hospitalized in critical condition”. Said the agency in a statement.

The UN agency called for laws to deal with issues that are detriment to infants and young Somali girls in the country.

“UNFPA Somalia stands with the girls and their families and calls for recourse for proper judicial process to take its course. We also reiterate our call for the speedy passage into law the Sexual Offences Bill which has been pending adoption in the country’s Parliament. The law will be vital in preventing and dealing with culprits of sexual offenses.” Said UNFPA.

The incident took place on the March 30th of this year, with three-year-old Amino Muse Ahmed and four-year-old Sumayo Abbas Omar, the Somali people are deeply saddened by the incident.

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