Fathered by Predatory Peacekeepers

MINUSTAH—the notorious UN mission in Haiti—was mired in controversy over sexual abuse allegations against uniformed staffers.
 
But little is known about the children they left behind—the “Petit MINUSTAH”—and their families.
 
Researchers interviewed some 2,500 Haitians about their experience with peace operations—265 volunteered that they had children fathered by UN staff. Some mothers were as young as 11.
 
The researchers heard about mothers who raised UN staffers' children alone, and fathers repatriated after pregnancies came to light—a practice the authors urge missions to stop in their 3 main recommendations.
 
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