A member of the International Committee of the Red Cross said that in the past three years, 21 staff members have resigned or were fired for "paying for sexual services," CNN reported.
Two other staff members suspected of sexual misconduct also did not have their contracts renewed, according to Yves Daccord, director general of the ICRC.
"This behavior is a betrayal of the people and the communities we are there to serve. It is against human dignity and we should have been more vigilant in preventing this," Daccord said.
Daccord said staffers are required to adhere to the ICRC’s code of conduct, which bans paying for sexual services. The organization has more than 1,700 staff members worldwide, CNN reported.
This is a difficult but important day for the @ICRC. We are sharing information about sexual misconduct and other abuses of power in our organization: https://t.co/HaYIO9NPkP— Yves Daccord (@YDaccordICRC) February 23, 2018
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