Guest post by Michael Strickland
United Nations “peacekeepers” are at it again. This time a report by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services has revealed hundreds of cases of sexual exploitation by the U.N. troops from 2008-2014.
The BBC reports:
The UN draft report says hundreds of women surveyed in Haiti and Liberia told they had been motivated by hunger, poverty and lifestyle improvement to sell sex to UN peacekeepers, according to Reuters news agency.
“Evidence from two peacekeeping mission countries demonstrates that transactional sex is quite common but underreported in peacekeeping missions,” the news agency is quoting the draft report.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press – which has also obtained the document – says that 231 people in Haiti interviewed last year told they had had “transactional sex” with peacekeepers.
“In cases of non-payment, some women withheld the badges of peacekeepers and threatened to reveal their infidelity via social media,” AP reports the document as saying.
Read the rest here at Progressives Today.
Of course this isn’t the first time UN troops were caught up in a sex scandal.
It is part of the UN culture.
Here are a few other past examples.
UN Soldiers Arrested in Congo On Sex Abuse Charges
UN Peacekeepers Trade Food for Sex… Again!
UN Slapped with New Child Sex Scandal
UN Faces Another Child Sex Scandal
Another UN Broken Record
Again… UN Troops Involved In Another Child Sex Scandal
Monday Shocker… UN Peacekeepers Sexually Abusing Kids
Saturday Shocker: Another UN Official Caught With Child Porn
UN-backed Troops Accused of Killing & Raping Civilians