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Aid Workers Are Sexually Abusing Syrian Refugees

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The Price of Refuge (2013): They're women, they're vulnerable and they're alone. Syria's refugees have become targets of sexual abuse for aid workers. For similar stories, see: The Women Of Syria's Civil War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl9Ogldqg6c Growing Up In War-Torn Syria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsVbIlkFazI How The War In Syria Began https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGPJ6aaCRBI Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/5755 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures One million refugees have fled Syria's bloody conflict. But what awaits them across the border? This shocking report reveals the violence and sexual abuse endured by the women running from the bloodshed. "He'd want to touch you, grab you, kiss you before he'd give you the box", Hoda says, describing how those distributing Red Cross refugee aid in Lebanon seek sexual favours from her in return. The men are influential, so she feels that if she complains or reports the abuse she'll be denied further aid. In fact women without male protection are so vulnerable that many jump into quick marriages out of fear. Khadidja is only 15, but with her father imprisoned in Syria and her brother joining the uprising, she and her family felt they had no choice but to accept an offer of marriage. The alternative is much worse. "One of them hit me with the butt of his gun. I came to as I was being raped", Aya says as she recounts the brutal assault she suffered in Syria. Afterwards she fled to Lebanon, but even here she's unable to escape abuse. The UN is doing its best to respond to allegations, but as the problem escalates the UN representative for Lebanon, Ninette Kelly, says despairingly, "we're not a law enforcement agency". SBS Australia– Ref. 5755 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.