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Investigating ‘Sex for Food’ Allegations in Mozambique

Expand A boy watches the distribution of aid in the remote village of Bopira, Mozambique, April 6, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Cara Anna Human Rights Watch recently reported on disturbing allegations that survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique were being forced to have sex with community leaders in exchange for food. The next day, the United Nations pledged to investigate the allegations. It’s a chance to protect women and girls in Mozambique and end exploitation of vulnerable cyclone victims. On May 3, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Mozambique, Marcoluigi Corsi, reiterated the UN’s “zero…

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