Charity: UN peacekeepers, aid workers abusing kids

Charity: UN peacekeepers, aid workers abusing kids

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed “deep concern” Tuesday after a leading children’s charity said it uncovered evidence of widespread sexual abuse of children at the hands of UN peacekeepers and international aid workers.

Another Article on this:

Six-year-olds sexually abused by UN peacekeepers

Do not expect and action other than retaliation against the ones who report it.

[quote=Gilliam’s article]In its report, Save the Children UK makes three key recommendations: establish a way for people to report abuse locally, create an international watchdog agency this year to deal with the problem, and set up a program to deal with the underlying causes of child abuse.

Tom Cargill, Africa program manager at the London think tank Chatham House, said there is no “magic bullet” that can solve the problem quickly.

“The governance of U.N. missions has always been a problem because soldiers from individual states are only beholden to those states,” he said. “So it’s difficult for the U.N. to pursue charges and difficult for the U.N. to investigate them.”

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It sounds almost hopeless.

That’s terrible! I don’t have much faith in the U.N. to do much about it, though…

God help us all. :frowning:

Disgusting! Just absolutely disgusting! How dare these people abuse these children! :mad:

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