Readers here know, I have no use for the United Nations. Whenever there is abuse, the UN is there in some capacity. It’s a corrupt institution. It gives cover to war mongers, bankers and other abusers of the planet and all living creatures on the planet, including humans! In my opinion, the UN does this knowingly, willingly and in collusion with the military industrial complex. Only bothering to pay ‘lip service’ to the abuses to maintain the facade of credibility. Of which it has none. The UN should be kicked to the curb!!!!
Undoubtedly Canadian peacekeepers are involved in this abuse. Canada has a long and no doubt sordid history, considering this news, of peacekeeping in Haiti- A history that reaches back over 20 years
Canada's Peacekeeping History in Haiti
1993-96 UNMIH—United Nations Mission in Haiti. Canada contributes 750 military personnel and 100 civilian police.
1994: Operation Forward Action. Canada sends contingent to UN blockade of Haiti.
1996-97: UNSMIH—United Nations Support Mission in Haiti. Canada contributes 752 military personnel and 100 civilian police.
1997: UNTMIH—United Nations Transition Mission in Haiti. Canada contributes a contingent of 650 military personnel and 60 civilian police.
1997-2000: MIPONUH—United Nations Civilian Police Mission in Haiti. Canada contributes 22 civilian police and police trainers.
2004-ongoing: MINUSTAH—United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti. Canada is contributing 66 civilian police and 5 military personnel.
Reports of Abuse: I am using foreign media because North American media seems to be omitting the news of the numbers of children being abused
Source 1 AND Source 2
UN peacekeepers deployed in Haiti engaged in “transactional” sexual relationships for food and medicine with over 200 women and underage girls. A sign that sexual exploitation remains significantly underreported in such missions, according to a new report (as stated -lip service, the most superficial attention paid)Leaving out the details allows for plenty of room to spin, lie and generally obfuscate.
Investigators interviewed 231 people in Haiti who claimed they were forced to perform sexual acts with UN peacekeepers in exchange for basic necessities.
: About a third of alleged sexual abuse involves minors under 18. Assistance to victims is "severely deficient." The average investigation by OIOS, which says it prioritizes cases involving minors or rape, takes more than a year.
For rural women, hunger, lack of shelter, baby care items, medication and household items were frequently cited as the 'triggering need,'" the report says. Those living in the city or in its vicinity had sex in exchange for “church shoes, cell phones, laptops and perfume, as well as money,” report says.
The report, which should be released this month, makes no reference to the time frame of the alleged violations, but the 7,000-strong UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti started in 2004. The investigation also does not mention the number of peacekeepers involved.
The report says that the lack of any clear action is “demonstrating significant underreporting,” while noting that assistance to those that suffered is “severely deficient.” The average investigation by OIOS takes more than a year, according to AP.Truly, the UN is garbage. Trash. I've nothing good to say about that organization.
The draft report doesn't say over what time frame the "transactional sex" in Haiti occurred. The peacekeeping mission there was first authorized in 2004 and, as of the end of March, had more than 7,000 uniformed troops. It (Haiti) is one of four peacekeeping missions that have accounted for the most allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in recent years, along with those in Congo, Liberia and South Sudan.
Sexual abuse by peacekeeping troops, some 125,000 of which are currently deployed around the world, has undermined the credibility of their missions. A rapid increase in prostitution and abuse in Cambodia, Mozambique, Bosnia, Sudan and Kosovo were documented after UN peacekeeping forces moved in.
Earlier this year it was revealed that UN peacekeepers raped and sodomized starving and homeless boys in the Central African Republic, some as young as nine.