Wow. Just wow. And we’re supposed to respect the organization/authority of the WHO?
Oh, and I’m not buying the “horrified” “heartbroken” nonsense either!
This same type of abuse took place in Haiti. The so called “peacekeepers”
“Girls as young as 11 were sexually abused and impregnated” by peacekeepers, who were stationed in Haiti from 2004 to 2017..
The study, based on interviews with 2,500 Haitians who lived near peacekeeper bases in the summer of 2017, depicts a trail of abuse and exploitation left by some of the soldiers and civilians who served in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti
Sexual abuse, child trafficking. Exploitation is what the UN/WHO do.
Culpability – Why is the UN/WHO never held culpable? Dismantled for so much wrong doing. And please don’t suggest to me they do much that is right. It’s one big global governance, eugenics, elitist bureaucracy. And it has always been! Rockefeller’s to Huxley. Thru to Billy Boy Gates. Wake the hell up!
Culpability: responsibility for wrongdoing or failure : the quality or state of being culpable
Culpable: meriting condemnation or blame especially as wrong or harmful
At least 21 employees (you know it’s more!) of the World Health Organization were alleged perpetrators of rape, sexual abuse or sexual exploitation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during an Ebola outbreak from 2018 to 2020, an official investigation has found.
The employees, including many who promised jobs to vulnerable women and girls in exchange for sex, ranged from security guards and drivers to senior doctors, consultants and epidemiologists, both Congolese and foreign, according to the final report of a year-long independent review established by the WHO.
In total, 84 incidents of sexual abuse and exploitation in the Ebola zone were reported, with victims as young as 13. Nine rape allegations were among the recorded incidents.
Some of the WHO employees even administered abortion pills to their victims when they became pregnant, the report found.
Dr. Tedros said he had made 14 visits to the Ebola zone during the outbreak and was never informed of the sexual abuse allegations. “Probably I should have asked questions,” he said.
But he did not respond directly when a reporter asked him whether he intended to resign. This month several European and African countries said they had nominated him for a second five-year term in the agency’s top job, to begin next May.
One of the sexual abuse allegations was known within the WHO system as early as May 2, 2019, according to emails uncovered by the investigation. Yet senior WHO staff did not launch an investigation or even seek further information at the time, because they decided that the complainant was not a “beneficiary of WHO services..
During the Ebola outbreak, the WHO was “completely unprepared” to deal with the risks of sexual exploitation and abuse, the report said.
That is absolutely not credible.
Among the many cases described in the report was the case of an expatriate WHO epidemiologist who exploited a young nurse’s desperation for a better-paid job. He told her that she “had to become his girlfriend” to get the job, the report said. When she rejected his advance, she did not get the job.
Another expatriate WHO epidemiologist repeatedly told a female WHO employee that he would make her lose her job if she refused to have sex with him. When she finally gave in to the threats, she became pregnant and he gave her abortion pills, the report said.
The abuses were first reported in September, 2020, by journalists from The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Their investigation, citing reports by 51 women, said the sexual abuse and exploitation was perpetrated by men from WHO and other aid agencies, including UNICEF, Oxfam, World Vision and Médecins Sans Frontières.
The WHO requested an investigation by an independent commission, headed by Aichatou Mindaoudou, a former cabinet minister in Niger, and Julienne Lusenge, a human rights activist in DRC. The co-chairs appointed three other members, including Carol Doucet, a Canadian expert on women’s rights and sexual abuse.
Paula Donovan, co-director of independent group AIDS-Free World and its Code Blue campaign, which seeks an end to impunity for sexual offences by United Nations personnel, said the WHO should not have been allowed to choose experts to investigate itself for criminal wrongdoing.
“The WHO is still deciding whether, when or in which cases to alert police and courts,” Ms. Donovan said in a statement on Tuesday.
“This is not justice for victims. The UN’s member governments must immediately order all UN bureaucrats to step away and allow a bone fide criminal investigation to commence.”
The yearlong investigation found 83 aid workers had ties to abuse committed between 2018 and 2020, WHO officials said, including nine allegations of rape.
Some 21 of the accused perpetrators were confirmed to have been employed by the WHO, and included local and foreign staffers.
According to the report, 29 of the victims become pregnant as a result of the abuse, some of whom were forced to have an abortion.
The youngest alleged victim described in the report was a 14-year-old girl referred to as Jolianne, who says she was raped by a WHO driver who offered her a ride home and instead took her to a hotel where the assault took place.
WHO officials said all of the employees identified in the report who were currently employed by the organization were terminated and the others were barred from future employment.
WHO will refer the cases to the appropriate law enforcement agencies for criminal investigations if the alleged victims give their consent.
Apparently the WHO affiliates were unconcerned about the Ebola outbreak…