Friday, 18 December 2015

Reports of French peacekeepers abusing children in
CAR first appeared in July 2014 [EPA]
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Malla
Bismillah, western kufrs are brain washing
africans who were converted to islam by
arab traders in the last few centuries. Unless
arabs regain control africans, they will fight
among themselves and self destruct which is
what west wants. We should initiate the
moves to expel all the Indyans and Bakistanis
from Khaleej and bring africans to replace
them before they are anhilated by west
TonySchneider28
W!T!F is with your Arab racist
colonization attempts?
Malla
Bismillah, africans are mawali muslims and
therefore can not be equated to real arab
muslims. If the african live under the
guidance of their masters, then he/she can
be treated as muslim. This is clearly
mentioned in holy Q'uran
TonySchneider28
Can't tell if you are serious or not.
Said Hussein
How do you call them "peace keeper" if you
accuse them for raping African Muslim baby
boys ?
Malla
Bismillah, Ya shabab, this is
propaganda. No UN person with the
right mind ever touches the filthy, AIDS
infected, Ebola carrying africans.
African are not humans. They are in
between humans and gorillas
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g more harm than good?
UN peacekeepers accused of sexual abuse
A new report has condemned the UN for failing to
respond to allegations of child abuse against
peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR).
The independent investigation released on
Thursday said the UN handling of the case was
"seriously flawed", accusing it of not taking the
required action after the alleged abuse of young
boys by French soldiers became known.
"The end result was a gross institutional failure to
respond to the allegations in a meaningful way," the
Taking Action on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by
Peacekeepers report said.
Those on the investigative panel, chaired by Marie
Deschamps, a former Justice of the Supreme Court
of Canada, condemned the organisation for passing
responsibility for tackling the abuse from "desk to
desk and inbox to inbox", with no one willing to take
responsibility for the allegations.
The allegations of abuse were brought forward by 10
children and allegedly took place in a centre for
displaced people near Bangui airport between
December 2013 and June 2014.
The children, who were as young as six, reportedly
approached French soldiers looking for food and
were told by the troops to perform sex acts in
exchange.
The French government was made aware of the
abuse in July 2014 by the UN's high commissioner
for human rights.
The UN employee who exposed the incidents,
Swedish national Anders Kompass, turned his report
over to French authorities after his bosses at the UN
failed to take action, the Guardian newspaper
reported earlier this year.
Ban Ki-moon vows to act
In a statement released on Thursday, UN Secretary
General Ban Ki-moon promised to review the
report's recommendations and act immediately.
"The report depicts a United Nations that failed to
respond meaningfully when faced with information
about reprehensible crimes against vulnerable
children," Ban said in a statement.
"I express my profound regret that these children
were betrayed by the very people sent to protect
them."
"Though the soldiers who committed the abuses
were not under United Nations command, the report
shows that the United Nations, which uncovered the
abuse, did not subsequently handle the case with the
speed, care or sensitivity required."
'Everything went wrong'
Al Jazeera's James Bays said the scandal had
exposed flaws in the way the UN handled claims of
abuse.
"There are some very serious allegations against
some very senior people in the United Nations in this
report and it says that the whole human rights
process in many ways is flawed.
"Prince Zaid bin Raad, the high commissioner for
human rights, with single minded determination
pursued an investigation against him (Kompass), his
actions are described as questionable," Bays said.
Paula Donovan, who leaked the internal report to the
Guardian in April, said that "everything went wrong"
at the UN.
"According to the stated policy - the stated
commitment of the secretary general - there is no
tolerance whatsoever for sexual abuse.
"That means that as soon as you have a hint that it's
going on - and certainly when you have evidence
that's given to you in the testimony of young boys
who provide the level of details that they did back in
2014 - then you must act, and every single arm of the
United Nations needs to act," Donovan, the co-
director AIDS-Free World, a group that launched a
campaign to end immunity for peacekeepers, told Al
Jazeera.
"As the reports went up the chain there was just
negligence and an omission of duty everywhere you
could turn within the United Nations."
In June this year, the UN released a
report documenting allegations of sex abuse in a
number of countries peacekeepers had operated
including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia,
Haiti and South Sudan.
The report said 480 allegations of sexual exploitation
and abuse had been made between 2008 and 2013,
of which one-third involved minors.
Source: Al Jazeera

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