Danish Refugee Council concludes internal investigation in Lebanon

Having determined that financial irregularities have led to a loss of USD 44,650, The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has handed over the details to the police and takes action to ensure beneficiaries are not affected.

An internal investigation by a team of experts identified financial irregularities in connection with administration of fuel vouchers. The resulting total loss is USD 44,650 from an International donor-funded project.

"We take this matter very seriously and having established that financial irregularities have occurred we have passed on the details to the police. Together with our partners, we will now ensure that the loss does not affect our beneficiaries," said Andreas Kamm, Secretary General of the Danish Refugee Council. 

The Danish Refugee Council is one of the central humanitarian organizations delivering emergency relief to refugees and people displaced by the crisis in Syria. Also, DRC works in some of the world's most volatile areas which means there will always be a certain amount of risk involved. 

"It is impossible to protect yourself completely against financial irregularities when working in poor and unstable regions. But it is crucial to have procedures in place to ensure that cases like this one are discovered and handled if they occur," said Andreas Kamm.