The South African "Mail & Guardian" published an article, based on results of an extensive research of 2,858 interviews with community members on the sexual misconduct of peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The research uncovered that sexual exploitation was widespread, also among children. The spokesperson of UN peacekeeping is quoted saying that over the past 5 years they have taken action to prevent such safeguarding incidents and established a list of people against whom allegations were substantiated and cannot be rehired within the system. 

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