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Red Cross admits that its staff was involved in $6 million fraud during Ebola crisis
Here is a news that is going to shake your faith in humanity a little. It has come to light that officials at the Red Cross misappropriated at least $6 million that was actually meant to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa. The news has been confirmed by the international aid organisation.

Ebola outbreak had originated in Guinea, and spread to other countries including Leone and Liberia leaving more than 1100 people dead while the world was frantically looking for a solution to contain the outbreak.

An internal investigation of the organisation has concluded that more than $2 million were embezzled in what can be termed as a nexus between some officials of the Red Cross and that of the Sierra Leonean bank. And this was done by fudging the exchange rates. The fact this was done at a time when the whole world was battling to contain the epidemic has left many shocked. This is also going to take a toll on the image and reputation of Red Cross.

The organisation has said that it is "outraged" by what it has uncovered and will take all the necessary steps to avoid such situations in future. Red Cross has also been reported to have promised to set up a dedicated and independent internal investigation team.

"Following the above investigations, IFRC has also put in place a strengthened 'triple defence' prevention framework to protect against fraud and corruption in high-risk operations," the organisation said in a statement.

The organisation is working with state authorities in the concerned countries to recover the money that has been looted and to detect the accused as well.

"IFRC is committed to holding all those involved in any form of fraud to account, and to reclaiming all misappropriated, diverted, or otherwise illegally taken funds," the statement issued by the organisation said.

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