UN mission in CAR investigates new sex abuse allegations

Listen /

UN Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) Parfait Onanga-Anyanga. Photo: MINUSCA

The UN Mission in the Central African Republic, MINUSCA, is in "combat mode" following the latest allegations of sexual abuse committed by peacekeepers serving there.

That's what mission chief Parfait Onanga-Anyanga told journalists on Thursday during a visit to the town of Bambari where seven new alleged victims have been located, most of them minors.

The UN Secretary-General, known informally as "the SG," has labelled sexual abuse by peacekeepers a "cancer," and has implemented a zero-tolerance policy to stamp it out.

Dianne Penn asked Mr Onanga-Anyanga about his visit and the mission's efforts to tackle this problem.

Duration: 4'18"

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

       

 

December 2017
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031