New Humanitarian Reports On Delayed Circulation Of Inter-Agency Review Of DRC Ebola Response

New Humanitarian: Exclusive: U.N. criticized for holding back review of troubled Congo Ebola response
“A review by leading aid agencies of Ebola operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo was not widely circulated to organizations involved in the response until several months after the epidemic was declared over, despite containing details of mismanagement, sexual abuse and exploitation, and coordination problems during the deadly outbreak. The internal report from the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), a grouping of major U.N. agencies and NGOs, is one of the clearest acknowledgements — by humanitarian agencies themselves — of mistakes made during the Ebola crisis, which claimed more than 2,200 lives between August 2018 and June 2020…” (Kleinfeld/Parker, 12/4).

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