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WHO Africa Backs Probe into Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Aid Workers in DRC

WHO Africa Backs Probe into Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Aid Workers in DRC

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The allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers who identified themselves as working for the World Health Organisation (WHO) Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are deeply horrific and heart-breaking, the agency’s Africa director has said. In a statement late on Wednesday, WHO Africa director Dr Matshidiso Moeti said she strongly supported director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ decision to initiate a thorough review of the allegations. A months-long investigation by journalists from The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation found that men who identified themselves as being with WHO had been accused of sexual abuse by some 30 women. Fifty-one women alleged that they had been sexually exploited or abused overall by mostly fo...
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