Colombia: NGOs states average 27 children raped daily in armed conflict reported…There are no current statistics – or even estimates – on the number of children and adolescents who have been sexually abused. NGOs and charitable organizations have come up with their own numbers but, because those figures differ, it is difficult to paint an accurate picture.

In a recent report, British NGO Oxfam said that 48,915 victims under the age of 18 were sexually abused in Colombia between 2008 and 2012. Of that number, Oxfam said 41,000 are girls and the rest boys – all victims of Colombia’s armed conflict. If that is the case, then an average of 27 rapes or sexual assaults of children took place on a daily basis during that time period. Read Article

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