Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Food for Thought? Yeah, Right!
According to BBC News, Save the Children (StC) reports that Liberian girls (as young as eight) are being solicited into exchanging sexual services for food by aid workers, for security (?) by peacekeepers, and for good grades (and in lieu of school fees) by teachers. StC also indicated that the UN, international NGOs, and local governmental officials are culpable. StC based its conclusions on a study involving 300 people in the refugee camps "sheltering" those displaced by the war. Those blue helmets don't seem to be providing the safety and serenity that their color and organization would suggest.
Posted by Carpe Diem at 8:17 AM