New report by Amnesty Int'l: Haiti: Sexual Violence Increasing March 29, 2011 05:23 Author: iKNOW Politics Women and girls living in Haiti’s makeshift camps face an increasing risk of rape and sexual violence, Amnesty International said in a new report released today. One year after the earthquake which killed 230,000 people and injured 300,000, more than one million people still live in appalling conditions in tent cities in the capital Port-au-Prince and in the south of Haiti, where women are at serious risk of sexual attacks. Those responsible are predominately armed men who roam the camps after dark. More than 250 cases of rape in several camps were reported in the first 150 days after January’s earthquake, according to data cited in the Amnesty International report, Aftershocks: Women speak out against sexual violence in Haiti’s camps. One year on, rape survivors continue to arrive at the office of a local women’s support group almost every other day. To read the full report, please visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Centre.