Children Abused by Peacekeepers

Today Save the Children has released a report that makes for sickening and horrific reading. It alleges that peacekeepers and aid workers are abusing children in areas where they’ve bee sent to protect.

The BBC reports the story of one young girl who says 10 UN Peacekeepers grabed her, held her down, raped her and left her bleeding. The BBC reports that no action has been taken against these soldiers.

After research in Ivory Coast, southern Sudan and Haiti, Save the Children proposed that an international watchdog be set up. The UN has welcomed thereport and will study it carefully.

You can read Save the Children’s report, in full, here.