UN Report: French Troops Rape, Sodomize Starving Children

In leaked UN report to the Guardian, “boys, some of whom were orphans, disclosed sexual exploitation, including rape and sodomy, between December 2013 and June 2014 by French troops [UN Peacekeepers] at a centre for internally displaced people at M’Poko airport in Bangui.” (The Guardian)
Photo: Dan Gora/UNICEF.  The photo was taken from an UNICEF article about how children in Central Africa need protection from, “armed conflict, physical and sexual violence, child marriage… .” Should UNICEF have included themselves?
“The children described how they were sexually exploited in return for food and money. One 11-year-old boy said he was abused when he went out looking for food. A nine-year-old described being sexually abused with his friend by two French soldiers at the IDP camp when they went to a checkpoint to look for something to eat.” (The Guardian) Bangui is capital of the Central African Republic.
“Entitled Sexual Abuse on Children by International Armed Forces and stamped “confidential” on every page, the report details the rape and sodomy of starving and homeless young boys by French peacekeeping troops who were supposed to be protecting them at a centre for internally displaced people in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic.” (The Guardian)
This is another episode in the history of UN peacekeeping…”“The regular sex abuse by peacekeeping personnel uncovered here and the United Nations’ appalling disregard for victims are stomach-turning, but the awful truth is that this isn’t uncommon. The UN’s instinctive response to sexual violence in its ranks – ignore, deny, cover up, dissemble – must be subjected to a truly independent commission of inquiry with total access, top to bottom, and full subpoena power.” “The UN has faced several scandals in the past relating to its failure to act over paedophile rings operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo and Bosnia. It has also faced allegations of sexual misconduct by its troops in Haiti, Burundi and Liberia.” The Guardian

 

 

Copyright © 2014 Rise.