Tracking the Missing Ebola Funds

What happened to more than half of the $18 million allocated by the Sierra Leone government to fight Ebola?

The question is the subject of an investigation into mishandling of funds set aside to respond to the Ebola epidemic, which killed more than 3,700 in Sierra Leone.

According to IRIN, an audit conducted by Audit Service Sierra Leone found that more than $10 million in spending was inadequately documented and $6 million may have been diverted to non-existent or "ghost" workers.

The Quote: “It makes one wonder how a serious humanitarian crisis was used as money-making machine,” said Ibrahim Tommy, coordinator for Sierra Leone’s Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law.

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