Twenty-one World Health Organization (WHO) staffers have reportedly abused women and underage girls in the Congo
Congo: Women and minor girls have been tortured by 21 World Health Organization (WHO) workers in Congo. An independent investigation has revealed that the incidents took place in an African country between 2018 and 2020. WHO staff went to the Congo to deal with the Ebola epidemic, when a shocking story came to light that they had sexually abused several women and girls.
What the WHO chief said
According to a New York Times report, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreys expressed regret over the incident after an independent committee confirmed the allegations against the investigating staff. Punishing criminals is a top priority, Tedros said. The investigation team also found sexual violence against women admitted to the hospital.
The kind of thing that happens
About 83 people were found sexually abusing women during the Ebola outbreak. 21 of them were WHO employees. The staff who went to help the victims used to pour some liquids in their drinks and make the women victims of their lust. Some women have been sexually abused in the name of job promises.
50 women were charged
The victim women also said that the accused did not use contraception during the sexual assault and then pressured for an abortion.
Some of the victims said they were raped by doctors who promised them jobs. The investigation into these incidents began when about 50 women made serious allegations against the people who helped them. At the time of the Ebola outbreak, about two thousand people died in the Congo.