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International Red Cross Says Some Staffers Paid For 'Sexual Services'

A review led by the International Committee of the Red Cross found 21 staffers resigned or were dismissed for paying for sexual services since 2015.
Posted at 11:45 AM, Feb 24, 2018

The International Committee of the Red Cross says 21 of its staff members resigned or were dismissed for paying for sexual services over the past three years.

Another two staff members suspected of sexual misconduct didn't have their contracts renewed. ICRC staff members are banned from paying for sexual services, including in places where prostitution is legal.

The news from ICRC comes as Oxfam, a British charity organization, is facing allegations of covering up sexual misconduct by aid workers.

The ICRC's director-general says he's concerned these numbers don't accurately reflect the number of misconduct incidents in the organization. He said the ICRC has dropped the ball on prevention and is taking action to improve.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.