An interagency quality and accountability review with special consideration for protection against sexual exploitation and abuse
A collaboration between the In-Country Network on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and the Joint Deployment of Joint Standards Initiative (The Sphere Project, HAP International and People In Aid)
Section 1: Introduction
1.1 Joint Deployment to Kenya
HAP International’s Roving Team has recently returned from Dadaab and Kakuma after completing a three-week follow-up visit. Last year the Roving Team undertook a three-month mission to Dadaab which is the world’s largest refugee camp complex. There are two parallel operations running concurrently in Dadaab, the protracted refugee crisis, which has been ongoing since 1991 and unabated arrival of new refugees from Somalia.
This article has been written to mark the World Refugee Day on June 20th and join hands with the UNHCR campaign “One is too Many”. The purpose of the article is to remind us of the trials and tribulations faced by the people affected by disasters and their difficult but courageous fight for their right to live in dignity.
Why don't disaster survivors who have been sexually exploited or abused by aid workers complain? Because keeping quiet is normal.
HAP International releases report into Sexual Exploitation and Abuse entitled, 'To complain or not to complain: still the question.'
No one really likes to complain but we do. In a given day we might complain if our food is overcooked in a restaurant, or if our 12 o'clock train doesn't appear until 12.35.