Haiti – FLASH : 14 Haitians attacked in Honduras, 3 women and a minor raped
20/06/2021 09:08:26

Haiti - FLASH : 14 Haitians attacked in Honduras, 3 women and a minor raped

In recent years, Honduras has become a key passage for migrants, who seek to enter the United States illegally.

A crossing which is not without danger as observed at their expense this week, a group of 14 Haitians including six minors who were attacked by violent individuals with bad intentions, while they were staying in a house in the municipality of El Triunfo (Dept. of Choluteca, border with Nicaragua).

Alerted, Elba Reyes, Head of the Southern Regional Office of the Directorate of Children, Adolescents and the Family (DINAF) intervened after the facts on the scene, declared “It was an inhuman situation, because these individuals , in addition to inflicting cruel and inhuman treatment on them, raped 4 women including a 14-year-old minor, and the children suffered emotional and psychological trauma because of what happened […]”

With the 911 emergency system, Reyes coordinated the transfer of Haitians to the Southern General Hospital, where they received medical assistance and underwent a PRC test to rule out Covid-19 contagion.

DINAF provided migrants with accommodation in conditions of dignity and security, with the support of the National Commissioner for Human Rights of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

DINAF informed the police authorities of the facts, so that they could conduct their investigation and find the individuals guilty of these crimes to hand them over to justice to be tried and sentenced.

Elba Reyes urged all migrants who would be tempted to cross Honduras not to take an illegal migration route strewn with dangers, for their safety and to avoid falling into the hands of unscrupulous smugglers or gangs of bandits hostile to the on the lookout for defenseless migrants…

S/ HaitiLibre

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