UN peacekeepers become sexual predators in the Third World

From Al Jazeera: “Do UN peacekeepers do more harm than good?”

First World “humanitarians” are committing rampant sexual abuse against the poor populations they ostensibly serve:

“The “peacekeeping economy” – in which millions of dollars arrive, circulate between external actors and rarely reach or benefit the local community – emboldens a sense of impunity and superiority among this community of interveners, says Marsha Henry, an associate professor at the London School of Economics’ Gender Institute in the UK, pointing to how peacekeepers and the aid community often live privileged, if precarious, lives in an economy that caters more to their needs than to the development goals of the country they are in.

“You have immunity and privilege, and you fly business class, and you have privileges that you never had before, and quickly people begin to internalise this idea that the world is ‘us’ and ‘them’,” explains Paula Donovan, from Aids Free World, a US-based NGO that exposes injustice, abuse and inequality.”

According to the article, 2,000 accusations of sexual exploitation were received by the UN between 2004 and 2016.