UN reports new allegations of child sex abuse by MINUSCA troops in Central African Republic

On June 23, the UN reported new allegations of sexual abuse involving street children in Bangui, Central African Republic by members of a military contingent. The press release from MINUSCA, the peacekeeping mission, confirmed that the allegations involve multiple children and alleged perpetrators. While the UN appeared to report swiftly on the latest allegations after it learned of them on June 19, journalists pointed out that the Secretary-General should be naming the country of the accused contingent(s), as has been promised.  (UN Photo / Nektarios Markogiannis) 

Highlights of the associated media coverage are below. 

New child sex abuse claims target UN peacekeepers
June 23, 2015


Associated Press
By Edith M. Lederer
June 23, 2015
New claims of child sex abuse by UN peacekeepers in Africa


France 24
June 24, 2015
UN peacekeepers accused in new child sex abuse claims


The Guardian
June 23, 2015
UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing street children in Central African Republic

By Boris Djuric
June 25, 2015

New Sexual Scandal by UN Peacekeepers in Africa

June 24, 2015
UN peacekeeping contingent in CAR rattled by new sexual abuse scandal


By Samuel Oakford
June 23, 2015
UN Peacekeepers Allegedly Sexually Abused 'Street Children' in Central African Republic