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Aid Workers Sexually Abusing Children in War Zones and Disaster Areas


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Dianne
- 2277 days ago - metro.co.uk
Many aid workers are sexually abusing children they have been sent to help, a leading charity claims today. One aid worker on the Ivory Coast told Save The Children: 'Many agencies working here feel they are beyond reproach.'



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Cher Away Personal Msgs ONLY (1466)
Monday May 26, 2008, 5:45 pm

that's disgusting!


thnx Dianne!
 

Maryanne C. (111)
Tuesday May 27, 2008, 9:42 am
This really sickens me.These poor children have been through so much already.The aid workers that abuse them should be severely punished.Thank you Dianne.
 

Tessy Merino (0)
Tuesday May 27, 2008, 12:21 pm
i think is very sick of this people that abuse this children sexualy they are inoccent kids why abuse them someone should do something about this jsut to read it it make me sick the world is getting worst day by day
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 27, 2008, 1:53 pm
I read the above and I am speechless with anger - How dare they!? How dare they put on that Blue Beret and do THAT to children?

The UN represent all that is good, decent and hope inspiring in the world, and they dare defile this with their perverted, cruel, sadistic and inhumane practices…!

Those children…That Blue Beret stands for the help those kids have a right to expect from its bearers, and they have their trust crushed by vile desires and unbridled immorality. Those children, the weakest of the weak, the smallest of the small, with the inborn right to protection and support that the Blue Beret guarantees, are being abused and exploited - in MY name, in my father’s name, in the name of the world…of all the vile things humans can do, THAT is the vilest.

My father was a UN Peacekeeper and those vile humans desecrate his memory, his good heart and his willingness to serve humanity in that Blue Beret.

This is one of those instances when I believe a good Company Punishment would be just fine.

Let the perpetrators run a gauntlet among their peers, put them in jail and throw away the key. They are not only a disgrace to every decent soldier in the world, they are a disgrace to the entire human race. Break their sabers and exile them from humanity for the remainder of their lives.

May G-d have Mercy on their souls, because they are going to need it.

Save the Children - UK News

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I read the above and I am speechless with anger - How dare they!? How dare they put on that Blue Beret and do THAT to children?

The UN represent all that is good, decent and hope inspiring in the world, and they dare defile this with their perverted, cruel, sadistic and inhumane practices…!

Those children…That Blue Beret stands for the help those kids have a right to expect from its bearers, and they have their trust crushed by vile desires and unbridled immorality. Those children, the weakest of the weak, the smallest of the small, with the inborn right to protection and support that the Blue Beret guarantees, are being abused and exploited - in MY name, in my father’s name, in the name of the world…of all the vile things humans can do, THAT is the vilest.

My father was a UN Peacekeeper and those vile humans desecrate his memory, his good heart and his willingness to serve humanity in that Blue Beret.

This is one of those instances when I believe a good Company Punishment would be just fine.

Let the perpetrators run a gauntlet among their peers, put them in jail and throw away the key. They are not only a disgrace to every decent soldier in the world, they are a disgrace to the entire human race. Break their sabers and exile them from humanity for the remainder of their lives.

May G-d have Mercy on their souls, because they are going to need it.
 

Leslie At The Oko Box (0)
Tuesday May 27, 2008, 3:40 pm
this is so terrible, doesn't anyone have any sexual boundries anymore!!!?? Why are adults STILL molesting innocent children in this day and age, when abuse is so publicized? What a tragedy to see these A**hole adults taking advantage of the most vulnerable kids possible - the children are starving and will probably accept the weirdness of the aid workers to get their hands on some food. Simply un-nerving!
 

Ivy S. (2169)
Tuesday May 27, 2008, 7:28 pm
Poverty, illness, lack of food and to top it all sexual abuse! How much can children bear it all? Are they meant to suffer so much in this world? Are the so called aid workers so weird that they forget the beauty that life is really made off - not abusing children surely? It's really sad since they must now be aware of what life will be in the end for such as they!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 27, 2008, 8:12 pm

This is something that everyone on the ground has always known about of course. But it was difficult to obtain proof that would stand up in court and impossible to enforce international law.

UN peacekeepers and many NGOs have discredited themselves thoroughly by committing the same sort of atrocities they were supposed to be preventing. So when Americans and Europeans react to violence in Africa by blithely calling for UN intervention, Africans know that such intervention is likely to only make things worse instead of better.

Documenting the problems is a good first step, but the real problem is that most people are susceptible to corruption and that power corrupts. The Finns are known for their ethical character because ethics is part of their heritage and tradition, and is instilled in Finns from the moment they are born. Where materialism rather than ethical behavior is the prime motivator, societies have no chance of emulating Finland.

UN peacekeepers are drawn from various nations on the basis of quotas, and are usually supplied by national military forces. NGOs often rely on those who have wealth and political connections to fill their boards of directors in order to facilitate fundraising, so they also draw from the most venial segments of society. The elites have centuries of experience in exploiting people under the guise of helping them, and many dedicated workers have had to quit their jobs for NGOs when they found that their organizations were totally corrupt at the top. Corruption at the top is always a license, if not a mandate, for corruption at the bottom.

The world response to crises in Africa right now could be compared to saying that there is an epidemic, it requires treatment, and then prescribing medications at random. Many such remedies will be worse than what they were supposed to cure. If you give any group of people (except maybe Finns, Quakers, and a few others) the power to commit crimes with impunity, chances are that many of them will.

Thanks for posting, Dianne. Noted!


 

Scott Shaubel (816)
Wednesday May 28, 2008, 9:51 am

-- New's Flash ---

Aid Workers Sexually Abusing Children in War Zones and Disaster Areas


- American Soldier's,..Killing Children in War Zones and Disaster Areas!

thanks Dianne,.. its all pretty sickening,..Wake up,
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 28, 2008, 12:17 pm
Other C2NN Stories on the Topic:

Charity: Aid Workers Raping, Abusing Children - CNN.Com

Save the Children UK News

Please keep these active, so the Topic doesn't get buried
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 28, 2008, 12:18 pm
Charity: Aid Workers Raping, Abusing Children - CNN.Com
 

ARTLADY ONE (56)
Wednesday May 28, 2008, 1:17 pm
Another disgusting and horrifying example of the ogliarchy at work. Sadly many including military are trained to behave this way. When one is brainwashed into believing bad is good and good is bad, how are they going to behave? People who suffer from twisted thinking are in control of everything right now and it's showing up in many area's of life. Seems to me, people who KNOW what is really going on, would stand up against it. The plans these cretins put in place require many millions of people to stand up and say NO. People need to know what is really at stake. That's why it's important for everyone who is awake to educate as many people as possible, one person at a time, and hope they will go out and educate others too.
 

Deborah C. (247)
Wednesday May 28, 2008, 4:54 pm
Noted. Sorry but my fibromyalgia is causing problems with my brain tonight and I'm unable to think properly to write anything!
 

Gorilly Girl (339)
Wednesday May 28, 2008, 4:57 pm
Deborah I Gorilly will do it for ya...The freaks they need not deserve to be alive for the atrocities done to these children OMG Freaks...People like this should not exist to harm a child is the most hanious of crimes...Oh Gorilly could say so much more.....

Big Gorilly Hugs

Hows that deb....
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Wednesday May 28, 2008, 6:50 pm
I agree with Mark that this has gone on for a while, maybe even for decades; but people have been afraid to come forward, because of the "blame the victim" mentality and lack of concern for the Human Rights of women, and children and the poor, rights of female children and poor females especially {they're all prostitutes "by nature", so the folklore goes!!!}.
"Power corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely"; and who is more powerful than a big, strong, healthy, well-fed man-with-a-gun, facing unarmed, sick, starving, helpless people???
This is coming out NOW, because of 1] Increasing awareness of THE INALIENABLE RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN, EVEN THE POOR; and, 2] The increased availability of RECORDING DEVICES of all sorts, cameras and tape recorders etc. to get people's stories live and in-the-field. Where the subservient journalists and the Court Systems and the Power Structures CAN'T SUPPRESS THEM.

I have an IDEA that you will no doubt laugh at. I present it ANYWAY.

How about having ALL "PEACEKEEPING" FORCES -- as opposed to aggressive forces or invasion forces or even defensive forces -- how about having ALL PEACEKEEPING FORCES COMPOSED EXCLUSIVELY OF WOMEN SOLDIERS?
I've heard that WOMEN tend to rape much less often than men do. It's in their culture if not in their genes. Yeah, call me a sexist for saying so!
But, try it out AND I THINK IT WOULD WORK.
Not all women are "angels", but they seldom abuse and rape helpless little kids and other women {I won't say never}.
I have thought about this for YEARS. I think one African country tried it; not sure of the details. Women of COURSE would be EXCELLENT at peacekeeping soldierly duties, no question of that at all!!!

I too feel bad about this reflecting on the NOBLE peace-keeping soldiers with Blue Berets. My deceased parents saw the UN as the hope of the world, and worked to make it a reality. It still COULD be that.
[But even some of the Religious charity organizations, have their "Bad Apples".....]Some SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTABILITY IN INTERNATIONAL LAW obviously needs to be set up....... that PLUS Female Peacekeepers as the Military Force to keep order, would go a great way towards SOLVING this problem.... let's not wring hands, but come up with ON-THE-GROUND SOLUTIONS THAT WORK.
 

Jacolin S. (261)
Thursday May 29, 2008, 2:28 pm
Noted. Thank you for the excellent article Dianne!
 

Elizabeth N. (40)
Thursday May 29, 2008, 9:47 pm
This is simply grotesque. I'm sure it has been going on for years. It's an obscenity.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 30, 2008, 6:54 am
And we all know also ttaht act of raping is not as sexual act, as act of showing and abusing power over the weaker..and is closely conected to mentality and personality to a rapest. this rapest,mentioned in this issue, would be probably rapest in their own surroundings too.

It is all now here about chance to get away unpunished.



People when choose some duties, have to face all responsibilities, as well as benefits they get.

We know how UN soldiers are mobilized, and about their motives-not all motivated by keeping peace, but many of them are here in order to survive and make some money.



Also, many other prossefions are forced to abstinent , should tha make them all rapest?



And finaly, not proffessions only, how many ordinary people in their everday life, because of different reasons, are having no sexual life, and they still live , work, rise kids, take part in socializing..
Here just one of numerous sad stories (major will never be known, of course)



http://www.prisonplanet.com/teenagers_used_for_sex_by_un_in_bosnia.html



But if we consider, that UN soldiers were offering low price-(one can for sex here in Sarajevo, because was such a fame), that that was sort of blackmail and was raping!

Also, commander of UN forces , a general was accused of taking partin raping of bosnian women, together with serbs, but he cut his mandate, was retired and momentary is writting books about Bosnia, from a point of an peace keeper!

We have saying here in Bosnia-Fish stinks from its head!

Whole UN lost its credibility and exist for themselves or just exist as an exponent and servant to world power countries!



http://www.care2.com/news/member/998771168/557326



All this what is happening within UN "peace keepers" is a crime, and more than a civilian crime, and should be punished!



And is sad, in this world where is so much misery that sexual hunger is exposed as an imperative or is almost justified!



I am not woman sexist, but it leads me to make this conclusion or a questioning myself-is this world ruled by hormons, particularly testosterone, and are we suppossed to take it as an fact which can not be changed!?

With all respect to oour bilogical heritage and with all understanding for people as sexual beings, I still believe that human being should rule their instincts, and not vice verse. If vice verse, we are not si much human, but mamals/animals only!

Are we!!?

agree and understand your explanation, but it does not justify raping and abusing situation that can offer some food in exchange for sexual service, for as I have said above, hunger make us to do many things we should not do, and just in order to survive.

When woman or child prostitute in war becuase is starving, it is sort of raping for me.



Also, about encrease libido in war time.that is a fact, and that is bilogical law, but I dont get it how you connect it with raping and abusing power of UN (or any other army) !



Raping and enforced prostitution in bad times is old as world is and is more matter of morality than need. Many soldiers never abuse their position, so their personality is different.



And about libido again-2 views

People need hope and someiones presence and feeling of life (sexual act is life finlay, not pleasure only) when are exposed to lethal situations and permanent suffering

2. Every population need recovery after mass killing



And both of this has nothing to do with raping!

And will finish this with many times mentioned sentence-raping is an act of power and is sick acting of no digmity person, not pure sexual act!

Why dont they rape each other?

Am sure , even soldiers have organized sexual sercvice, raping would go on!



And finaly lets make some joke and bring some smile: I have suggestion that if situation with testosterone is as it is, let UN soldiers be woman only or women too!
 

Marty H. (119)
Friday May 30, 2008, 7:28 am
Noted and thanks Diane and Cynthia for bringing to my attention! It is very disturbing especially wondering how they reason this?!
 
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