2,293 child abuse cases reported in Sudan’s capital in 2014

2,293 child abuse cases reported in Sudan’s capital in 2014


01-16-2015, 02:47 PM


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Title: 2,293 child abuse cases reported in Sudan’s capital in 2014
Author: Radio Dabanga
Date: 01-16-2015, 02:47 PM

January 15 - 2015 KHARTOUM
Homeless children in Khartoum (Mary Ellen Mark)
Homeless children in Khartoum (Mary Ellen Mark)

The average of complaints concerning crimes against children filed at the Family and Child Protection Department of the police in Khartoum state amount to 30 cases a day.

Lawyer Osman El Ageb told Hikayat Forum, a social newspaper issued in Khartoum, that 2,293 child abuse cases were reported to the police in Sudan’s capital in 2014.

“The Sherig El Nil Prosecution Agency is handling between eight and ten cases daily,” he noted.

The lawyer attributed the rise of child abuses to “the growing instability of families as a result of the rapidly rising poverty, homelessness, the deterioration of the educational system, and the moral corrosion spreading in the Sudanese society”.