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UN aided 38,000 victims of Syrian gender-based violence in 2013

By Reuters | Wed, 8 Jan 2014 17:36 PM
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By Tom Miles

GENEVA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - More than 38,000 people appealed to the United Nations for help after facing sexual assault or other gender-based violence in Syria in 2013, a figure which may represent the tip of the iceberg after nearly three years of conflict.

U.N. humanitarian agencies have previously declined to produce statistics from Syria on gender-based violence, which covers any ...

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