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Sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers 'significantly under-reported'

  • UN peacekeepers in Haiti are engaged in “transactional sex” with over 225 local women, a new report has said.

    The report indicates that sexual exploitation during such missions is "significantly" under-reported.

    The draft report, which examines the way UN peacekeeping deals with issues of sexual exploitation and abuse, was accessed by a news agency.

    According to the report, one in every three instances of alleged sexual abuse involves minors under the age of 18.

    Tagged as: UN peacekeepers, Haiti, sexual exploitation, UN missions, UN peacekeeping, sexual exploitation, abuse, world news