UN admits failing DR Congo victims

At UN Security Council meeting, under secretary for peacekeeping admits hundreds of rape victims were not protected.

    A senior United Nations official has admitted that UN troops failed to protect women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    More than 500 rapes have now been reported there in the past month alone, including 242 women and children who were raped over several days just 30 km away from a base used by UN peacekeepers.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from the UN in New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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