On April 29, 2015, the world learned of disturbing accounts of sexual abuse of young boys by French, Chadian, and Equatorial Guinean peacekeepers at a displaced persons camp in the Central African Republic (CAR). The interviews, which had been conducted nearly a year earlier by staff from the UN’s Office of the High Commission for Human Rights and UNICEF, were leaked to the Guardian newspaper by AIDS-Free World.

Click an a box below to read about the full story of CAR sexual abuse, including a detailed the account of Anders Kompass, a career human rights official from Sweden, who had been suspended and was being investigated by the UN for his role in passing details of the abuse to the French government.

the full story of car sexual abuse and the UN

code blue's Car statements and press releases

timeline of eventS IN CAR



Code Blue Statements and Press Releases on the sexual abuse scandal in the Central African Republic


timeline of events in the Central African republic



*NEW* MINUSCA Operational Readiness Assessment and Memo (2017)

On June 6, 2017, the Code Blue Campaign wrote an open letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres regarding a leaked MINUSCA Operational Readiness Assessment and memo we were given. Read the open letter here and download the documents below:

2015 Allegations of Peacekeeper sexual abuse in the CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Legend of key internal UN documents, emails and memos related to sexual exploitation and abuse of children in the Central African Republic by international peacekeeping forces. (Posted May 29, 2015)

AIDS-Free World's summary of UN Child Interview Data