UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations’ “gross institutional failure” to act on allegations that French and other peacekeepers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic led to even more assaults, according to a new report released Thursday.
One young boy who initially reported an attack on his friends more than a year ago now says he has been raped, too.
The independent panel found that the accounts by children as young as 9 of trading oral sex and other acts in exchange for food in the middle of a war zone in early 2014 were “passed from desk to desk, inbox to inbox, across multiple U.N. offices, with no one willing to take responsibility.”
Among those said to have looked the other way were the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF, as well as human rights staffers.
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