The United Nations is investigating allegations that three Pakistani policemen raped a woman in Haiti while deployed on a U.N. stabilization mission, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
The probe comes shortly after the United Nations reported widespread abuse of women by U.N. peacekeeping soldiers in Congo, which led the international body this month to ban its peacekeepers from having sex with Congolese.
The U.N. mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, began “a very urgent inquiry” last week, spokesman Damian Onses-Cardona said.
The UN really ought to appoint someone to keep tabs on all these rape investigations; Ruud Lubbers is available following his babes-for-Ruud resignation. Speaking of very urgent inquiries, here’s the latest on oil-for-food:
Benon Sevan, who used to oversee Iraq’s Oil-for-Food program, failed to meet a 5 p.m. EST deadline to respond to allegations that he improperly steered oil contracts to certain companies, the United Nations said Wednesday.