New U.N. peacekeepers rape/prostitution scandal

The many horrific stories of U.N. peacekeepers engaging in illicit sex, often involving underage girls who trade sex for food and medicine, have a new chapter.  The Associated Press/Daily Mail reports:

UN peacekeepers forced hundreds of Haitian women to have sex with them in return for food and medicine, according to a shocking new report. 

Members of a peacekeeping mission engaged in 'transactional sex' with more than 225 Haitian women, around a third of whom were minors under 18.

The distressing findings emerged in a draft report by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), looking at how the 125,000 people the organisation has in some of the world's most troubled areas, deal with the persistent problem of sexual abuse and exploitation.

Sexual exploitation remains significantly underreported in such missions, according to the document obtained by The Associated Press. 

This is far from new.  Wikipedia provides a brief compendium of charges of sexual abuse by U.N. peacekeepers elsewhere.

The United Nations deserves to be known for its corruption far more than for any good works that incidentally take place under its auspices.  A longtime friend recently retired from a career there and admits to corruption and incompetence being the norm.

Poor Haiti!  With friends like the Clinton Foundation and the U.N., who needs earthquakes?

The many horrific stories of U.N. peacekeepers engaging in illicit sex, often involving underage girls who trade sex for food and medicine, have a new chapter.  The Associated Press/Daily Mail reports:

UN peacekeepers forced hundreds of Haitian women to have sex with them in return for food and medicine, according to a shocking new report. 

Members of a peacekeeping mission engaged in 'transactional sex' with more than 225 Haitian women, around a third of whom were minors under 18.

The distressing findings emerged in a draft report by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), looking at how the 125,000 people the organisation has in some of the world's most troubled areas, deal with the persistent problem of sexual abuse and exploitation.

Sexual exploitation remains significantly underreported in such missions, according to the document obtained by The Associated Press. 

This is far from new.  Wikipedia provides a brief compendium of charges of sexual abuse by U.N. peacekeepers elsewhere.

The United Nations deserves to be known for its corruption far more than for any good works that incidentally take place under its auspices.  A longtime friend recently retired from a career there and admits to corruption and incompetence being the norm.

Poor Haiti!  With friends like the Clinton Foundation and the U.N., who needs earthquakes?