UN reports rise in sex abuse allegations against staff

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  • The United Nations has reported a rise in allegations of sex abuse against its staff. A new report catalogued 99 accusations of abuse in 2015. UN missions in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast and Mali accounted for the majority of those claims. Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports.

    In This Story: Central African Republic

    The Central African Republic, or Centrafrique, is a landlocked country in Central Africa.

    It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest and Cameroon to the west. The CAR covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi) and had an estimated population of around 4.7 million as of 2018.

    As of 2020, the CAR is the scene of a civil war, ongoing since 2012.

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