United Nations peacekeepers in child sex scandal.
A large number of people who were employed by the United Nations as ‘peacekeepers’ have been revealed as child sex abusers.
An Associated Press Report has revealed how 2,000 cases of sex abuse in the company were unearthed, 300 of which were concerning children.
The abuse went on between 2004 and 2016 in the countries of Bangladesh, Brazil, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uruguay and Sri Lanka.
Of the huge number of shocking cases, it is thought only a fraction of the perpetrators have been brought to justice. Many of those found guilty were never punished, only a small number were send to prison and their identities have been kept secret to ‘protect’ them.
It was revealed that in Haiti, children as young as 12 who were so poor they had to beg for food every day were exploited by the workers, who bribed them with food in exchange for sexual favors.
In Sri Lanka 134 UN ‘peacekeepers’ were found guilty of raping nine children and were found to have been running a pedophile ring between 2004 and 2007.
From the report:
“The sexual acts described by the nine victims are simply too many to be presented exhaustively [in this report], especially since each claimed multiple sexual partners at various locations where the Sri Lankan contingents were deployed throughout Haiti over several years.”
Some of the victims’ harrowing stories were included in the report. Janila Jean was just 16 when she was raped at gunpoint, leaving her pregnant after being lured into a compound by a piece of bread and peanut butter.
The UN workers took advantage of the people whom they had been sent to protect. The abuse mainly took part in some of the poorest places in the world.
Mario Joseph, a lawyer for Haitian victims said:
“Imagine if the U.N. was going to the United States and raping children and bringing cholera. Human rights aren’t just for rich white people.”