Statement by the Humanitarian Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, David McLachlan-Karr, on media articles published by The New Humanitarian

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12 Jun 2020
Comms, media & information, Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH)

I remain deeply concerned about allegations of fraud, corruption, and sexual exploitation and abuse in the delivery of humanitarian aid in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

I take this very seriously. It is not acceptable for aid to be diverted and not to reach those who need it. And sexual exploitation and abuse can never be tolerated.

Humanitarian organizations operating in the DRC have taken, and will continue to take, action to prevent malpractice and malfeasance to ensure that our operations are free from fraud, corruption and abuse.