The United Nations sent peacekeepers to the war-torn Central African Republic to protect civilians.

But more than 100 women, girls and boys say some of the soldiers raped and abused them — the exact opposite of what the peacekeepers set out to do.

Allegations of sexual abuse by foreign and local forces have emerged from the Central African Republic since the U.N. sent forces to the country in 2014.

“When the most vulnerable in this world, women and children who have lost everything, when they look to the United Nations for protection, they should do so in the belief that their suffering is over, not just beginning,” Peter Wilson, the UK’s deputy representative to the U.N., said at a meeting about the crisis Tuesday.

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