The crooks stole from the red cross, $6 million collected to fight Ebola

The crooks stole from the red cross, $6 million collected to fight Ebola

The red cross reported the theft by fraud of $ 6 million allocated to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Their statement followed an investigation into the history of more than 124 million collected to fight the epidemic 2014-2016. We will remind, the terrible disease claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The theft was facilitated by the fact that the money was distributed in a hurry, in an attempt to provide residents with everything necessary for treatment.

The investigation revealed that as a result of «probable conspiracy» employees and volunteers of the red cross in Sierra Leone has disappeared 2.17 million Swiss francs. francs ($2.13 million. USA). One of the versions is incorrect exchange rate.

International Federation of red cross and red Crescent «outraged» by the theft and promised to throw all forces on struggle against corruption. It is also planned to include a team of qualified auditors.

«This incident should in no way reduce the significance of the work and dedication of thousands of volunteers and physicians during the fight against Ebola,» said Djemila Mahmoud, Secretary General of the international Federation of red cross and Crescent societies (IFRC) partnership.

The IFRC cooperates with the Commission on the fight against corruption in Sierra Leone in the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators. Theft was also recorded in Liberia ($2.7 million. USA) and Guinea (1.17 million USD. USA). The organization said it was ready to abandon the legal immunities and privileges, in order to ensure the capture of those responsible.