The red Cross recognized the loss of over five million dollars of humanitarian aid that were collected to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. This was reported by representatives of the organization, reports Bi-bi-si.

The report said that the auditors who carried out the investigation, found purchases at inflated prices, salaries of fictitious employees, as well as customs fake accounts.

Representatives of the red cross expressed its deep regret at the loss of money and said it will tighten financial rules and punish the guilty.

It is noted that for the fight against Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea was organized large-scale humanitarian operation, during which he collected about $ 100 million. International Federation of the red cross in Geneva were engaged in the distribution of donations between the local red cross organizations in those countries.

According to the auditors, in Liberia, 2.7 million dollars is lost as a result of supply at inflated prices and payments of non-existent employees. In Sierra Leone, members of organizations likely agreed with the employees of local banks and stole more than two million dollars. In Guinea, the investigation is ongoing, but we already know that nearly a million dollars was lost because of the false customs accounts.

January 14, 2016, the world health organization (who) announced the end of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

See also: the who announced the invention of a vaccine against Ebola virus

The red cross lost $5 million in donations to fight Ebola 04.11.2017

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