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Unicef sets up programme to prevent sex abuse by aid workers

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7367.732/a (Published 05 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:732
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Agencies working to relieve famine in southern Africa have embarked on a comprehensive training scheme to educate employees to avoid child abuse. This is to prevent a repeat of the widespread sexual abuse of children by aid workers revealed during the recent west African refugee crisis (Guardian, 2002 February 28, p 1).

    A joint investigation by the Save the Children Fund and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees caused shock …

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