Monday, December 04, 2006

Betrayed Trust


I was horribly shocked when I turned on the new this morning. It was really a documentary by BBC… Hats off to them for carrying out such an investigation. I have tried and summed it up for you…

A BBC investigation has found Children have been subjected to rape and prostitution by United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti and Liberia. Again, United Nations peacekeepers. 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 sent to places, to help the population and make their lives easier in turn betray them. The lives of those young children our 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 citizens supposed to trust? After gaining knowledge on such incidents I wouldn’t want to, would you?

PS- Please keep the comments going, I would like to know your views on this issue.

12 comments:

shalaka said...

heyy
omg .. that has got to be one of the sickest things i've ever heard of. you're very right - who are these citizens supposed to trust?? i can't believe that so - called "humanitarians" could even work in a peace - keeping organisation like The UN! its disgusting and pathetic! something must be done about such a sick state of affairs. Anyways, very good post - as usual, can't wait for ur next post. keep blogging... byeee!!!

Anonymous said...

hi
i agree with shalaka.....i mean its relly discusting they dont deserved to be called humanitarians or to be a part of a peace-keeping organisation such as THE UN!!its really sickening some thing has to be done!!
Any how, really good post cant wait for ur next one!!!

shruthi.

menaka said...

one word "sick" and that to soldiers in the un...i have no words to say for this absolutely wild and ruthless behaviour...

Rayna said...

shalaka,shruthi and mini thnx 4 suppporting this post!!

Dolly said...

heylo!
u told me bout this thing in the morning yea??
oh well!! nice post..
but its sick and sad that these socialites also do such sick things..i think every part of the world has such corruption goin on..although not expected frm UN workers..neways in a rush so ill ttyl..
oh n nw u cnt complain dat i dn post comnts!!

Anonymous said...

wHAT THE HELL!!!!!!!!!!...Thats all ive got to say...and those ICKY ppl....GO TO HELL!!!!...this worlds bad enuf without U...

- sonia

Rayna said...

Dolly, Sonia....i'm with u..

Anonymous said...

N wordz to describe such ppl....
Go die.>!<.

*reshma* said...

those b*******!!! how dare they!! vre surrounded by twisted idiots who are the causes of such sick shit!! whatever happened to support n trust...to hell with those losers!! they dont deserve to be called a part of the un!! very gud post, its by reading posts like this that v r educated and awasre of the ruthless things that go around us..nyc work
(p.s sorry for all the swearing, but im truly appualled...)

Anonymous said...

Ikes. I don't know what to say.
Just be happy it isn't you. :S
It's just really disgusting.

nfl said...

OMG the topic itself was so tempting to open. seriously rayna. you always write the riht stuff.
pretty affecting thought.
This one os undoubtedly the most emotional and affecting. Its sick how people can even think these days. i agree with shalaka .. who ARE citizens supposed to trust ???
keep blogging more. your style of writing is extremely entertaining .. !
rock on !

hellfire425 said...

Welll... What can you do ..
As reshma said.. our world is fucked..
Agencies of proteciton also have their limits...
The agencies are all talk & no action .. pure crap..
WEll.. WHAAT TOO DOOO ?
No1 can say " I will stop this in the future " ... U might stop this for a 100 outta million people if u try hard...
- Sunny