UN receives new allegations of rape by Minusca peacekeepers in CAR | World news | The Guardian
UN officials have received new allegations of rape by peacekeepers with its mission in Central African Republic, known as Minusca.
A UN spokeswoman, Vannina Maestracci, said the alleged events, involving three girls or young women, took place in recent weeks and that the victims’ families had notified the mission on 12 August.
One of the alleged victims is said to be a minor.
Maestracci declined to give the nationality of the troops involved, but sources said they were from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The contingent was serving in the town of Bambari, north-east of Bangui.