Doctors among those accused of sexual abuse in Congo Ebola crisis

Dozens of women allege that WHO and NGO staff sexually exploited them during the Democratic Republic of Congo's 2018-2020 epidemic

More than 50 women have accused Ebola aid workers from the WHO and leading NGOs of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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The allegations have come to light in an investigation by The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

In interviews, 51 women - many of whose accounts were backed up by aid agency drivers and local NGO workers - recounted multiple incidents of abuse, mainly by men who said they were international workers, during the 2018 to 2020