Nearly $6-million for Ebola victims defrauded

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The Red Cross has uncovered several cases of fraud by officials during efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014 to 2016, estimating losses of 6-million US dollars.

In a statement, the Geneva-based International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says it is outraged and says it will ensure any staff involved are held to account.

The Ebola virus killed more than 11300 people and infected an estimated 29000, mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

The IFRC says the operations set up to contain the outbreak were among the most complex in recent humanitarian history.