UN Speaks out: French, Georgian Peacekeepers Accused of Sex Abuse in Central African Rep

Senior UN officials disclosed names of the countries whose peacekeepers are accused of sexually abusing and exploiting children in the war-torn Central African Republic. The victims were aged from 7 to 16 at the time of the alleged abuse.

The shocking issue surfaced after the UN human rights staff in the Central African Republic (CAR) interviewed several girls who said they were raped, abused or paid for sex by United Nations and EU peacekeepers since 2014.

A girl and a boy aged seven and nine, interviewed by the UN staff, were allegedly abused by French troops taking part in Operation Sangaris. The seven-year-old girl said she had sex with the French soldiers in exchange for a bottle of water and a sachet of cookies, according to the UN press release. RT