How we broke the Ebola sexual abuse scandal

First, there were whispers of women being sexually abused by aid workers during the Ebola response. Then, we heard 51 voices.

By Paisley Dodds, Investigations Editor at The New Humanitarian

Illustrations by Robert Flummerfelt for The New Humanitarian

“People laughed me off the phone.”

Meanwhile, Flummerfelt — fluent in Kiswahili and based in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province — kept digging. Female Congolese researchers (whose names are being withheld for security reasons) pitched in.

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