deeply disturbing report has finally been released by the United
Nations detailing the rampant sexual exploitation of children by
UN employees that is widespread, throughout multiple countries.
pieces of the report were released previously, the full report,
detailing the scope and horrifying nature of the abuse was only
just released in July.
Disobedient Media points out in a scathing report,
publication of a summary version of the report caused a global
furor in 2002, eventually leading to some policy changes.
However, these efforts have proven woefully insufficient in
light of ongoing scandals, including but not limited to
Oxfam debacle, the Zoe’s
Ark scandal, allegations of horrific sexual abuse in
African Republic by UN forces, and the Laura
Silsby incident. All of these cases (and many others)
occurred after the partialpublication
of the UNHCR report, pointing to one unsavory conclusion:
work is not a vehicle of charity, but is, in a very real sense,
a cover for atrocity. It is a weapon, a blunt instrument of
power that is wielded to exploit the most vulnerable populations
in crisis around the world. We
can now state that sentiment as fact, not opinion.
report reads like a nightmare and states in part:
workers from local and international NGOs as well as
UN agencies are among the prime sexual exploiters of
refugee children often using the very
humanitarian assistance and services intended to benefit
refugees as a tool of exploitation. Male national staff were
reported to trade humanitarian commodities and services,
including medication, oil, bulgur wheat, plastic sheeting,
education courses, skills-training, school supplies etc., in
exchange for sex with girls under 18. The practice appeared
particularly pronounced in locations with significant and
established aid programs.”
compelling evidence of a chronic and entrenched pattern of
this type of abuse in refugee camps in Guinea and Liberia in
particular…The number of allegations documented, however, is a
critical indicator of the scale of this problem as altogether
42 agencies and 67 individuals were implicated in this
and military forces including international and regional
peacekeepers, national forces and police units are another
significant category of exploiters. UN
peacekeepers in Sierra Leone are alleged to be extensively
involved in the sexual exploitation of children with
the assessment team recording allegations against UNAMSIL
peacekeepers from nine countries. Details of these
allegations, which also require verification, have likewise
been submitted to UNHCR.”
sex exploiters are men in the community with the money,
power and influence: agency workers, peacekeepers, regional
and national armed forces, teachers, police, businessmen,
diamond miners, refugee leaders and logging company staff.”
would think that this 2002 report would have curtailed at least
some of the abuse when a portion of it was publicly released at
the time. However, that appears not to have happened. As TFTP reported
earlier this year, an outright frightening
dossier released by a former senior United Nations official
revealed that United
Nations employees have carried out over 60,000 rapes in just the
last decade. What’s more, the dossier
estimates that the organization currently employs at least 3,300
just ten years, under the guise of rendering aid, the United
Nations has literally been raping and pillaging countries across
the world. The problem has gotten so out of hand that it prompted
the former UN insider, Andrew Macleod, to blow the whistle and
hand over the evidence to Britain’s Department for
International Development (DFID) Secretary Priti Patel.
to the exclusive report by the Sun, the dossier reveals that on
top of the 3,300 pedophiles working for the organization,
thousands more “predatory” sex abusers specifically target aid
charity jobs to get close to vulnerable women and children.
to Macleod, anyone
who’s attempted to blow the whistle on the
horrifyingly rampant abuse is silence and fired.
his dossier with The Sun, Prof MacLeod last night warned that
the spiralling abuse scandal was on the same scale as the
the report reveals that there are 3,300 current employees who are
active pedophiles on the UN’s payroll, Macleod estimates the real
number to be far higher.
tens of thousands of aid workers around the world with
paedophile tendencies, but
if you wear a UNICEF T-shirt nobody will ask what you’re up to.
“You have the
impunity to do whatever you want.
“It is endemic
across the aid industry across the world”.
“The system is
at fault, and should have stopped this years ago.”
to the report in the Sun:
MacLeod worked as an aid boss for the UN all over the world,
including high profile jobs in the Balkans, Rwanda and Pakistan
– where he was chief of operations of the UN’s Emergency
is campaigning for far tougher checks on aid workers in the
field as well as the abusers among them to be brought to
justice, and wants the UK to lead the fight.
professor’s grim 60,000 figure is based on UN Secretary General
Antonio Guterres’s admission last year that UN peacekeepers and
civilian staff abused 311 victims in just one 12 month period
UN also admits that the likely true number of cases reported
against its staff is double that, as figures outside of war
zones are not centrally collated.
MacLeod also estimates that only one in 10 of all rapes and
assaults by UN staff are reported, as even in the UK the
reporting rate is just 14 per cent.
on evidence from Prof MacLeod, ex-Cabinet minister Priti Patel –
who resigned in November last year – this week accused
senior officials at DFID
of being part of the cover up.
crimes are being inadvertently funded in part by United Kingdom
tax-payer,” explained Macleod.
know there were a lot of discussions at senior levels of the
United Nations about ‘something must be done’ but nothing
effective came of it, and if you look at the record of
whistleblowers, they were fired,” he said.
looking at a problem on the scale of the Catholic Church — if
the Free Thought Project has been reporting for years, none of
these predators are ever held liable, and as this report shows, only the ones
who expose it are fired.
a blow to victims of human trafficking worldwide, a massive child
sex ring was exposed in Haiti — involving international
‘peacekeepers’ with the United Nations as well as other high-level
officials from around the world — and
no one went to jail.
it’s time we stop relying on the ones who keep getting caught
raping children to stop people from raping children. A novel idea