Members of a UN peacekeeping mission engaged in “transactional sex” with more than 225 Haitian women who said they needed to do so to obtain things like food and medication, a sign that sexual exploitation remains significantly underreported in such missions, according to a new report.
Thu, 11 Jun, 2015
Irish troops deployed with the UN peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights, Syria (UNDOF) have been involved in a number of missions to rescue UN colleagues under fire from rebel forces, a Defence Forces spokesperson has confirmed.
Sat, 30 Aug, 2014
Four peacekeepers from Bangladesh have been sent home and 13 other UN personnel serving in southern Sudan are under investigation for alleged serious misconduct, including sexual exploitation and abuse, the United Nations said tonight.
Thu, 04 Jan, 2007
As the US today declared an “urgent” need for international troops in Lebanon, European nations appeared to be waiting for UN guidance that would clarify the rules of engagement – including the crucial question of using force against Hezbollah.
Mon, 21 Aug, 2006
AMONG the survivors recovering in Kinshasa General Hospital after the Congo air disaster, which saw more than 100 passengers sucked out of their plane when the cargo ramp opened mid-flight, was a policeman, who gave his name only as Katembo.
Sat, 10 May, 2003