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Sex abuse in South Sudan: Nepali peacekeeper accused

Sex abuse in South Sudan: Nepali peacekeeper accused

In South Sudan, a Nepalese peacekeeper has been accused of sexually abusing a teenager in the latest allegation against a so-called blue helmet.

In a statement the UN said that on 13th of April “four teenagers were caught trying to enter the United Nations base in Aweil through the perimeter fence”.

“It was alleged that one of the teenage girls had been touched inappropriately by a member of the Nepalese contingent in exchange for money.”

While on the contrary according to media reports, the UN statement rejects that there is an allegation of rape.

The UN said that Nepali authorities will conduct an enquiry.

The UN peacekeepers’ task is to safeguard weak civilians in conflict zones but they have been hit by a raft of child sex abuse scandals across Africa.