More than 50 women in DRC allege abuse by Ebola aid workers

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REPORTER ONIS AOL Kerry. Restart today here in. Africa more than fifty women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have accused international aid workers of sexual abuse. The women reported multiple incidents of abuse that happened during the twenty eighteen ebola crisis. He told me to come to his hotel and Phil illegal if. We had heard splint thinks about this four winless. The men worked for organizations like the world, Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders five women said, their abusers worked for the Christian nonprofit World Vision the women said multiple men had coerced them into intimate acts in exchange for a job or fire them. When they refused some reported, the abuse happened as recently as March. The World Health Organization promised a full investigation and serious consequences for abusers. The allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers are deeply heartache and heartbreaking. World Vision also launched an investigation into the allegations. Next we go to. Asia. Plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia a facing accusations of human rights abuses that's according to a recent report by US investigators. The report found that Malaysian palm oil plantations use forced child labour abused their workers and house them in inhumane living conditions. The industry has been built on a backbone of modern slavery and it's being built on the backbone of these companies being our to violate human rights norms, left right and centre with no consequence. As a result US costume officials said they will block all palm oil products from one of Malaysia's largest producers. US manufacturers use palm oil in more than half of all packaged consumable products everything from cosmetics to animal feed. Indonesia and Malaysia of the world two largest producers. Tequila. Next to the Middle East. The United States has threatened to close its embassy in Iraq following a string of attacks on American troops in recent weeks, number militias. Groups have targeted Baghdad's Green Zone. That's where the Iraqi government and several embassies are based a rocket attack killed six women and children last week. The next day, a roadside bomb targeted a US led convoy south of the capital Secretary of State Mike pompeo warned that the trump administration may close the embassy. If Iraq doesn't take steps to halt the attacks last week, Iraq's foreign minister said if the United States shuts down its embassy other nations might follow. He also said the move might encourage extremists to increase tax. Addict. And finally we end today in. Euro. A massive storm, hit the border regions between France and Italy over the weekend. It brought record rainfall and heavy floods that swept away roads. Two people died and nine are missing. One hundred homes were damaged or destroyed officials. Report had twenty four inches of rain in twenty four hours. That's more than the region usually gets in three months. The water level in one. Italian. River jumped nine feet the same day blocking access to several mountain villages. That's this week's wall tour reporting for World Amnesia or he carry in Buda. Nigeria.

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