The embarrassment caused by the misconduct of UN forces in devastated communities around the world – including Haiti, Sierra Leone, Bosnia, Cambodia , East Timor and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – has become an increasingly high profile, political problem.
An Associated Press investigation revealed in 2017 that more than 100 UN peacekeepers ran a child sex ring in Haiti over a 10 year period and none were ever jailed. The report further found that over the past 12 years there have been almost 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers and other U.N. personnel around the world.
UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. says there are 31 new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation against U.N. peacekeepers and civilians working for U.N. agencies during the three-month period from July through September. Fifteen of the allegations are against civilians doing work for the U.N. refugee agency.
Humanitarian logistics is a branch of logistics which specializes in organizing the delivery and warehousing of supplies during natural disasters or complex emergencies to the affected area and people. Although they have been mostly utilized in commercial supply chain, logistics is one of the most important tools now in disaster relief operations.