The New Humanitarian: ‘GiveDirectly loses $900,000 in DRC mobile cash fraud’

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GiveDirectly, a leading distributor of cash aid, has suspended all its active operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where at least $900,000 was allegedly stolen by staff or former workers in a large-scale fraud that penetrated every department of the country office.

I searched through the forums for any mention of this but couldn’t find anything, though GiveDirectly have previously addressed the topic of fraud in the following post: https://​​​​posts/​​A22G4rTQ2kx6zmNvi/​​usd241-633-was-lost-to-fraud-this-year-that-s-about-what-we

I would be interested to hear more details on this, especially whether the operations in the DRC were stopped as this fell outside tolerable limits, or if there were some other reason(s).