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Former UN official says United Nations aid workers have raped tens of thousands

A former senior United Nations official claimed that U.N. aid workers have raped more than 60,000 people over the last 10 years and that the organization employs 3,300 pedophiles. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said U.N. peacekeepers and civilian staff abused 311 victims in 2016. (Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty Images)

A former senior United Nations official claimed that U.N. aid workers have raped more than 60,000 people and that the organization employs 3,300 pedophiles.

The claim was made by Andrew Macleod, former chief of operations at the U.N.’s Emergency Coordination Center, in a dossier he shared with The Sun.

What has Macleod’s claimed?

Macleod believes:

  • U.N. staff could have committed 60,000 rapes around the world over the last 10 years.
  • An estimated 3,300 U.N. employees are pedophiles
  • There has been a cover-up of sex crimes by U.N. charity workers for years, with attempted whistleblowers getting fired.

“There are tens of thousands of aid workers around the world with pedophile tendencies, but if you wear a UNICEF T-shirt nobody will ask you what you’re up to,” Macleod said. “You have the impunity to do whatever you want. It is endemic across the aid industry across the world. The system is at fault, and should have stopped this years ago.”

How did he come to those conclusions?

Macleod landed on 60,000 as his estimated number of rapes because U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said U.N. peacekeepers and civilian staff abused 311 victims in 2016, while the U.N. also admits that the actual number of victims could be double that since incidents outside war zones are not centrally reported.

Macleod estimates that only 10 percent of all rapes and assaults by U.N. staff are reported, based on the fact that the reporting rate in the United Kingdom is only 14 percent.

“We are looking at a problem on the scale of the Catholic Church — if not bigger,” Macleod said.

Guterres has admitted the U.N. has “wrestled for many years with the issue of sexual exploitation and abuse."

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