Children as young as six were being coerced into sex in exchange for food and necessities, according to a damning report by Save the Children, which called for urgent action including the creation of a global watchdog.
Its research exposed abuse linked to 23 humanitarian, peacekeeping and security organisations operating in Haiti, Ivory Coast and what was then Southern Sudan.
The Central African Republic’s troubles were obvious to foreign policy watchers a year ago and now conflict has boiled over into outright ethnic cleansing. As a former French colony the best sources on this area are still in French and as a resource poor, land locked area there simply wasn’t much available in February of last year. Now that things have gotten really bad some new maps have emerged.
I would normally provide some sort of unifying commentary for a collection of maps. All I have to offer today is that someone commented on the lack of quality maps for the Central African Republic, and I decided to go digging.
This is an updated variation of the chart first created for the Marine Corps Intelligence Center in 1990, as published in 1991 MCG Intelligence Support for Expeditionary Planners. This is a de facto top-level definition of a global intelligence cloud such as we should be building, perhaps in conjunction with NATO/PfP and the United Nations. Bearing in mind our view that all intelligence reform must be job and revenue neutral to assure Congressional support, this is how we would spend the money now being spent on the top secret cloud that will inevitably fail — Trailblazer on steroids, the ultimate crash and burn.