9 thoughts on “Cholera and occupation in Haiti

  1. Pingback: Haiti goldrush amidst poverty | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Haiti, poverty and oppression | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Philippines disaster, horror for millions of survivors | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Nigeria’s kidnapped girls, oil and foreign armies | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: European Union armed forces against popular opposition? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Czars not good at stopping epidemics | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Haitians keep fighting against oppression and poverty | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: French neo-colonial military abuse of African children | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. UN PEACEKEEPERS in Haiti pressed more than 225 women into having sex in exchange for food and medication, a report due later this month will reveal.

    The draft by the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) looked at the way UN peacekeeping, which has about 125,000 people in some of the world’s most troubled areas, deals with the persistent problem of sexual abuse and exploitation.

    It found that about a third of alleged sexual abuse involved under-18s, that assistance to victims was “severely deficient” and that the average investigation by OIOS, which said it prioritised cases involving minors or rape, took over a year to complete.

    Investigators interviewed 231 people in Haiti who said they had had “transactional” sexual relationships with UN peacekeepers.

    For rural women, hunger, lack of shelter, baby care items, medication and household items were frequently cited as the ‘triggering need’,” the report said.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s