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Nellie Peyton

UK bans sex between government aid workers and recipients to rein in abuse

Oct 22 2020

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain has banned sexual relations between government staff giving aid and people receiving it, as lawmakers seek to stamp out abuse in the aid sector following a string of sex scandals.

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

Oct 21 2020

DAKAR (Thomson 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".

Spurred by COVID-19, African schools innovate to close learning gap

Oct 21 2020

DAKAR/JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In rural Sierra Leone, teenagers tuned into solar-powered radios for their lessons, while Kenyan students texted a code to receive free learning guides on their phones.

WHO names independent body to investigate Congo sex abuse claims

Oct 19 2020

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was setting up a seven-person independent commission to investigate claims of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers during the recent Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

WHO names independent body to investigate Congo sex abuse claims

Oct 15 2020

DAKAR, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was setting up a seven-person independent commission to investigate claims of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers during the recent Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo to investigate 'jobs-for-sex' accusations during Ebola outbreak

Oct 09 2020

DAKAR (Thomson 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.

Inequality seen as a root cause of West Africa's Sahel crisis

Oct 01 2020

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unequal access to wealth is one of the main causes of worsening violence in West Africa's Sahel, which has forced millions to flee their homes, conflict analysts said on Thursday.

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

Sep 30 2020

DAKAR (Thomson 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.

U.N.'s IOM and UNICEF vow to investigate 'jobs-for-sex' claims in Congo

Sep 30 2020

DAKAR/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two more U.N. agencies joined the World Health Organization (WHO) with pledges on Wednesday to investigate claims of sexual exploitation by aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo uncovered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian.

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

Sep 30 2020

DAKAR, Sept 30 (Thomson 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.

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