World Health Organization Says Its Staff Perpetrated “Harrowing” Sexual Abuse In Congo

A report issued by the World Health Organization this week detailed 83 allegations of sexual abuse by its employees during the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo that started in 2018. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called it a "dark day" for the U.N. body.

It was during the Ebola crisis and was first reported in 2020 by The New Humanitarian. Now WHO has issued its own report, citing 83 allegations. And it’s drawing criticism for investigating itself.

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