Zimbabwe: UN refugee agency concerned over allegations of aid worker misconduct
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today voiced concern over allegations of sexual misconduct by relief workers affiliated with a non-governmental organization in Zimbabwe and praised the group's move to discipline the suspected offenders.
According to a UNHCR spokesman, the International Catholic Migration Commission reported earlier this week that two ICMC staff members were dismissed over allegations they abused refugees in the Tongogara camp.
"UNHCR is distressed by this news and supports and welcomes ICMC's swift action to address the problem," spokesman Kris Janowski said at a press briefing in Geneva.
"The High Commissioner reiterates that there is absolutely no place in the humanitarian community for those who exploit others, and again emphasizes the need for strict adherence to a 'zero tolerance' policy," he said.