MONROVIA, LIBERIA - JANUARY 28: A Liberian Red Cross burial team prepares to test the body of a toddler for Ebola while collecting it from a home in the West Point township on January 28, 2015 in Monrovia, Liberia. They were to deliver the body to a new "safe burial" cemetery, operated by USAID-funded Global Communities, where almost 300 people have been interred in its first month of operation. Increasingly fewer of the bodies have come from Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs), as infection rates decline. The cemetery, where burial team members wear protective clothing, (PPE), has been seen in Monrovia as a major achievement, as families of the deceased are permitted to view the burials, important in Liberian culture. In an effort to control the Ebola epidemic in 2014, the Liberian government had ordered the cremation of all deceased in the capital, often further traumatizing surviving family members and unintentionally encouraging many families to hide their dead for secret burials. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Red Cross workers may have stolen millions of dollars meant to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Associated Press reports.
The deadly Ebola virus spread throughout West Africa from 2014 to 2016, killing more than 11,000 people and drawing numerous aid workers and medical professionals to the continent. Some of those responders, according to a Red Cross internal investigation covered by AP, fraudulently used funds earmarked for aid.
Total losses due to fraud topped $6 million, AP reports. The investigation says up to $2 million was lost to probable collusion between Red Cross personnel and employees at a bank in Sierra Leone; $2.7 million vanished due to fraudulent cost inflation, payroll and volunteer payouts in Liberia; and an additional $1 million disappeared through fraudulent billing in Guinea.
“I feel disappointed and concerned by the reaction of a few individuals, that their actions detract from the amazing work of the Red Cross …
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