Medecins Sans Frontieres staff ‘used local prostitutes’

Aid workers at charity Medecins Sans Frontieres used local prostitutes while working in Africa, whistleblowers have told us.

Female former employees said the behaviour was widespread.

One said a senior colleague said it was possible to barter medication in exchange for sex.

The charity said it does not tolerate “abuse, harassment or exploitation”. The use of prostitutes is banned by MSF under its strict code of conduct.

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