Congo aid money wasted

The $15 million that Canada has poured into a massive campaign against the sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2006 is being squandered, experts have told the Globe and Mail. They say the channelling of funds into UN agencies wastes money on administrative costs, red tape, and foreign staff while failing to adequately fund smaller Congolese groups that are potentially more effective in providing more assistance to victims.

Published: Wednesday, 03/17/2010 12:00 am EDT

The $15 million that Canada has poured into a massive campaign against the sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2006 is being squandered, experts have told the Globe and Mail. They say the channelling of funds into UN agencies wastes money on administrative costs, red tape, and foreign staff while failing to adequately fund smaller Congolese groups that are potentially more effective in providing more assistance to victims.

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