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Eight displaced women living in Burkina Faso’s northern town of Kaya told The New Humanitarian they were approached for sex by local men – some of them community leaders – who said they were registering people in need of food aid. More than a dozen…
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Children were sexually exploited and whistleblowers abused in centres run by international orphanage charity SOS Children's Villages, according to details of an investigation published last week. An independent review commissioned by the NGO found…
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A wave of new sexual abuse allegations made my 20 Congolese women against aid workers engaged in response to Ebola crisis in Congo confronts the humanitarian sector. The claims come as donors pressure aid groups to do more to prevent sexual…
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In the past two years, The New Humanitarian and the Thomas Reuter Foundation have undertaken investigations over allegations of abuse by employees of UN and NGOs engaged in humanitarian response. These were “some of the hardest stories I’ve covered…
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This article adds information and video materials for the recent allegations against aid workers in Congo. Employees of more INGOs and UN offices were accused for exploiting vulnerable women and sexually abusing them during their engagements with…
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Back in 2018, at that time UK Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt speaking at the Safeguarding Summit in October 2018 said: “If we do our jobs right, we won’t hear about fewer cases. We are likely to hear about more, at least in the medium-term.” An…
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Unaddressed claims of misconduct by Oxfam staff weren’t confined to the Democratic Republic of Congo, five whistleblowers have told The New Humanitarian, revealing that complaints also piled up in Iraq before 12 workers finally filed a joint…
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Claims of sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, bullying, fraud, and breaches of safeguarding procedures detailed in a February letter to Oxfam chiefs had built up over years with an organisational culture that made it difficult – and dangerous –…
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A landmark legal decision has been made in a Haitian court, ordering a former UN peacekeeper from Uruguay to pay child support to a woman he impregnated in 2011. Hundreds of children are thought to have been fathered by UN peacekeepers during the…
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This is an intersting follow-up on a safeguarding incident, with a British national serving in a UN peacekeeping mission accused of raping a child in the Democratic Republic of Congo back in 2017. The New Humanitarianwas investigating if proper…
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