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Mozambique: Cyclone Victims Forced to Trade Sex for Food

Expand A boy watches the distribution of aid in the remote village of Bopira, Mozambique, April 6, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Cara Anna The Mozambique authorities should urgently investigate and appropriately prosecute alleged sexual exploitation of Cyclone Idai victims by local officials, Human Rights Watch said today. Hunger and destruction caused by the cyclone have left hundreds of thousands of women vulnerable to abuse. Victims, residents, and aid workers told Human Rights Watch that local community leaders, some linked to the ruling Frelimo party, demanded money from people affected by the…

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