Two senior United Nations officials today disclosed the names of some of the countries whose troops are accused of sexually exploiting and abusing minors in the Central African Republic (CAR), including both non-UN and UN forces tasked with maintaining peace and security in the conflict-torn nation.
“I think it’s hard to imagine the outrage that the people working for the United Nations and for the causes of peace and security feel when these kinds of allegations come to light. Particularly involving minors, it’s so hard to understand” said Anthony Banbury, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Field Support, in an emotional address to reporters in New York.
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Source Credits: UN News Centre. The above photo is for illustrative purpose only and is of a Norwegian UN peacekeeper during the siege of Sarajevo, 1992 – 1993. It’s by Mikhail Evstafiev