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As the United Nations peacekeeping Mission in Haiti is getting ready to leave in the next six months following 13 years of operations in the troubled Caribbean country, it is being hit yet again with a shocking sex scandals involving children.

The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti since 2004, will be over in the next six months


The Associated Press obtained an internal report of the United Nations regarding a child sex ring in Haiti involving 130 Sri Lankan peacekeepers. The report revealed that the Sri Lankan peacekeepers wanted sex from girls and boys as young as 12. 

"The evidence shows that from late 2004 to mid-October 2007, at least 134 military members of the current and previous Sri Lankan contingents sexually exploited and abused at least nine Haitian children." according to the internal report obtained by the AP. In the wake of the report, 114 peacekeepers were sent home. None was ever imprisoned and the UN kept recruiting soldiers from Sri Lanka to served in Haiti and elsewhere. 

“I did not even have breasts,” said a girl, known as V01 – Victim No. 1. She told U.N. investigators that over the next three years, from ages 12 to 15, she had sex with nearly 50 peacekeepers, including a “Commandant” who gave her 75 cents. Sometimes she slept in U.N. trucks on the base next to the decaying resort, whose once-glamorous buildings were being overtaken by jungle.

A girl who was 14 at the time said she had sex with soldiers every day in exchange for money or food, while in the same report another 13 years old boy reported to UN investigator that one time he had sex with more than 20 peacekeepers.

The UN internal investigation was triggered after receiving numerous complaints in 2007 of "suspicious interactions" between Sri Lankan soldiers and Haitian children. 

The UN has no jurisdiction over peacekeepers requiring punishment to come from the countries that contributed the troops.  The AP reported how the Sri Lankan government had investigated 18 soldiers it said were implicated, and that "the UN Secretariat has acknowledged in writing, action taken by the Government, and informed that the Secretariat, as of 29 September 2014, considers the matter closed". 


The government of Sri Lanka refused to confirm what happened to these soldiers.

The Associated Press investigation of U.N. missions during the past 12 years found nearly 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers and other personnel around the world – signaling the crisis is much larger than previously known. More than 300 of the allegations involved children.