Officials are investigating sexual abuse allegations against Gabonese UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) involving 32 victims, including eight children, a UN spokesman said on Friday. The UN Senior Victims’ Rights Advocate in the CAR is supporting the investigation.

The alleged abuse and exploitation occurred from 2014 until earlier this year. A total of 11 paternity claims have been recorded with this allegation, where either the child has been born or the victim is currently pregnant.

Countries this relates to
Programme/thematic areas