UN AGENCY TO TAKE”AGGRESSIVE” ACTION IF SEXUAL ABUSE CLAIMS SUBSTANTIATED. An internal survey revealed hundreds of allegations of abuse, including rape and sexual assault, at the World Food Programme

November 13, 2019
Karen McVeigh
The Guardian

The head of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) has vowed to take “aggressive” action against sex abusers, following an internal survey that found multiple allegations of rape and sexual assault at the agency.
“If we have a claim of rape by anyone in the WFP, if we can substantiate, I can’t begin to tell you how aggressive” actions will be, executive director David Beasley told news agency Associated Press.
At least 28 employees said they had experienced rape, attempted rape or sexual assault while working at WFP.