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UK lawmakers hear more reports of aid worker sex abuse in Congo

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Dakar, SenegalThomson Reuters Foundation Britain’s charity watchdog said it has received reports of at least eight cases of sexual assault and abuse by aid workers in Democratic Republic of Congo, vowing to ensure “robust action”. It said the incidents were reported both before and after an investigation published last month by the Thomson Reuters Foundation […]

Congo to investigate ‘jobs-for-sex’ accusations during Ebola outbreak

Dakar, SenegalThomson Reuters Foundation Democratic Republic of Congo will investigate accusations of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers that were uncovered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian, the country’s health minister said on Friday. Five UN agencies and international NGOs have also launched inquiries after 51 women accused mainly foreign aid […]

Aid groups should face tougher action over sex abuse by staff – experts

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London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation Aid organisations and humanitarian agencies should face tougher action including funding cuts if they do not tackle sexual abuse by staff, aid experts told UK parliamentarians on Tuesday amid a sex-for-jobs scandal during an Ebola crisis in the Congo. There is a “culture of impunity” for abusers and organisations believe they […]

Congo ‘jobs-for-sex’ expose prompts calls for greater scrutiny of aid workers


Dakar, SenegalThomson Reuters Foundation Vetting aid workers more closely and giving women more power is critical to tackle sex abuse in humanitarian crises as exposed in a joint investigation by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian, aid experts said on Wednesday. In the expose, 51 women recounted multiple incidents of abuse by mainly […]