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Ebola aid workers ‘sexually abused’ DR Congo women

More than 20 women say they were sexually abused by aid workers during last year’s Ebola outbreak in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A report by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian news agency said the women had been offered jobs in exchange for sex with men who claimed they worked for international aid groups, including the United Nations.

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One of the women is reported to have died after a botched abortion.

The World Health Organization said it had identified two women who had potentially had abusive relationships with individuals connected with the agency

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Source: BBC

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