The United Nations says it has put in place,measures to ensure women in syria were protected, following allegations of sexual exploitation by local men working with charity partners, but which it says were “unsubstantiated”, “fragmented” and “incomplete”.
A spokesman for the U.N. Refugee agency, Andrej Mahecic, said that despite unsubstantiated allegations, they enacted measures such as training and monitoring to avoid sexual exploitation.
A report was published on Tuesday, where an aid worker said that men delivering aid for the UN and international NGOs were exchanging assistance for sexual favors.
It added that humanitarian agencies were turning a blind eye because these third parties were the only means to reach places in Syria that were too dangerous.