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Un Peacekeepers Father Children, Leaving Haitians in Increased Poverty

Despite protocols and rules saying that United Nations peacekeepers should not have sexual relations with local people when they’re deployed, sexual abuse and exploitation has become a major problem in UN missions worldwide. An even bigger problem is when those relations result in fatherless children and leave the mothers even poorer than before the peacekeepers arrived. Since 2010, at least 15 children were fathered by peacekeepers in Haiti.

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Quebec police officers engaged in sexual misconduct in Haiti

Jean-Philippe Robillard, CBC News

April 6, 2016

Several Quebec police officers engaged in sexual misconduct while working as UN peacekeepers in Haiti, including at least two who had children with Haitian women during the course of their mission, Radio-Canada has learned.

“There’s a code of silence. The cases that are not reported are kept secret. People come back and continue their activities,” said a former police officer with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

According to CBC’s French-language service Radio-Canada, at least two Montreal police officers fathered children while working with MINUSTAH.

 

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