Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Betrayed Trust

I was horribly shocked when I turned on the news this morning. It was a documentary by BBC. I have tried and summed it up for you.

BBC investigation has found Children have been subjected to rape and prostitution by 
United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti and Liberia. Again, United Nations "peace keepers". Girls have told of regular encounters with soldiers where sex is demanded in return for food or money. The assistant secretary-general for peacekeeping operations acknowledges that sexual abuse is widespread.

In Haiti, a street girl as young as 11 had reported sexual abuse by peacekeepers outside the gates of the presidential palace in Port-Au-Prince.

A 14-year-old described her abduction and rape inside a UN naval base in the country two years ago. Despite detailed medical and circumstantial evidence, the allegation was 
dismissed by the UN for lack of evidence - and the alleged attacker returned to his home country. In Liberia, meanwhile, a 15-year-old said she had been attacked by a UN officer on 15 November.

Peace workers, who are sent to places, to help the population and make their lives easier, in turn betray them. The lives of those young children are scarred for ever, just because they trusted a humanitarian worker. 

I think it’s absolutely disgusting, pathetic and spiteful to even have such workers working in an organization like the UN.

Who are these people supposed to trust? 


Zee said...

its sad, but this is how the real world is. men are hungry for physical pleasure at whatever cost it may come. You cant trust a person because of his position in a certain field, no matter how respectable that position is meant to be, people forget that they have a duty and they cant be the common man once theyre into it

Vanessa said...

This is awful! I'm so sad to hear about this. If this is an issue you're passionate about, check out Love 146, an organization trying to end child slavery. (I also linked to an event relating to Love 146 on my blog today)

Anonymous said...

oh this is so disgusting... i am speechless

Anonymous said...

When Islam remain dead due to incompetent muslims and just placed in the pages of history,injustices would continue,why going towards UN,don't you know of Napier Road in Khi,Heera Mandi in Lahore and various such places in karachi which are in place due to good and respectable citizens ... am sorry we feel the same disgust when see 25% of world affected by mal nutrition and 25000 people dying daily in african continent,this should be stopped.

Nikita said...

Its sad but remains a fact we need to accept.We live in a world where human beings are for name sake..Its just that animals crave for food and sex and Human crave is more- food,sex and gold.

Palwasha N. Minhas said...

Vanessa: Checking it out now. Thanks for letting me know.

Anonymous: You need to check out :)

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