Unpublished UN report names 15 major aid groups in ‘sex-for-food’ scandal
London — British MPs investigating sexual abuse in the international charitable sector are scrutinising an unpublished UN report from 2001 naming 15 major aid organisations implicated in a "sex-for-food" scandal, The Times newspaper reported on Tuesday. The charities were listed in a probe by UN and Save the Children officials, who collected testimony from children in West Africa that aid workers had traded food for sex, according to the newspaper. The Times obtained a copy of the 84-page report which is now also in the hands of legislators. The UN released a summary of the investigation in 2002 but the full report naming the agencies was never made public. It has now been passed to the British parliament’s international development committee, the newspaper said. MPs are probing the aid sector following revelations earlier in 2018 of a prostitution scandal in Haiti involving staff from British charity Oxfam. The report had found dozens of workers for more than 40 nongovernmental org...
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