In war-torn countries, women and girls are raising children, fathered by UN troops who abused or exploited them.
Deployed to protect and rescue, instead troops are accused of rape and sexual exploitation.
A Washington Post investigation states the UN even has a name for these children: Peacekeeper babies.
A 14-year-old in Bangui, Central African Republic tells the Post a Burundian soldier dragged her into his barracks and raped her, leaving her pregnant with the baby boy.
Since the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic began in 2014, its employees have been formally accused of sexually abusing or exploiting 42 local civilians, most of them underage girls.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called sexual abuse by peacekeepers “a cancer in our system”