The United Nations said last night that it was launching an investigation into allegations reported in The Daily Telegraph that its peacekeepers and staff have abused children in southern Sudan.
The Daily Telegraph yesterday reported allegations of blue berets paying children as young as 12 for sex in the mission in southern Sudan, known as UNMIS. The abuse allegedly began two years ago when the mission moved in to help rebuild the region after a 23-year civil war.
The UN has up to 10,000 military personnel in the region, of all nationalities, and the allegations involve peacekeepers, military police and civilian staff.
The Daily Telegraph has learned of more than 20 victims' accounts claiming that some peacekeeping and civilian staff based in Juba regularly pick up young children in their UN vehicles and force them to have sex.
It is thought that hundreds may have been abused.
This isn't a one time deal. Child prostitution, rape, and drug rings by UN "Peacekeepers" have been reported for years, and nothing gets done. How many other children are going to get raped by UN "Peacekeepers" before we finally tell them to get bent?
Seriously, other than America and her allies, how many times have UN "Peacekeepers" actually brought peace?