Report exposes Oxfam abuses
For decades, Oxfam has presented itself as a humanitarian progressive charity. Now, the crimes of the virtue signalling charity have been laid bare for all to see.
Oxfam has been heavily criticised by the Charity Commission for how it dealt with claims of serious sexual misconduct of its staff in Haiti, and in its charity shops.
Staff of the British Charity Oxfam — one of the largest charities in the world — were sent to the Caribbean nation after the Haitian earthquake in 2010 which left vast swathes of the country in ruins. It was later alleged that members of Oxfam’s staff had been sexually exploiting the victims of the earthquake, and that Oxfam attempted to cover the scandal up.
One of the instances saw country director Roland van Hauwermeiren accused of using the services of a number of young Haitian prostitutes. He was later sacked along with four others, with a further three resigning.
It was further alleged that abuses had taken place at a number of Oxfam charity shops, with the Charity Commission’s report citing 16 examples involving volunteers under the age of 18.
In addition, it was reported last year that fresh sex abuse cases were being brought against Oxfam for cases of rape or attempted rape in South Sudan and other countries. A survey of 120 staff across three countries found that between 11 and 14 per cent had witnessed or experienced sexual assault.
The Charity Commission described the actions as a “culture of poor behaviour”.
Helen Stephenson, chief executive of the Commission, said what happened in Haiti was not an isolated case.
“Our inquiry demonstrates that, over a period of years, Oxfam’s internal culture tolerated poor behaviour, and at times lost sight of the values it stands for,” Ms Stephenson said.
“The charity’s leadership may have been well-intentioned. But our report demonstrates that good intentions have limited value when they are not matched with resources, robust systems and processes that are implemented on the ground, and more importantly, an organisational culture that prioritises keeping people safe,” she added.
Oxfam’s Chair Of Trustees Caroline Thomson said: “What happened in Haiti was shameful and we are deeply sorry. It was a terrible abuse of power, and an affront to the values that Oxfam holds dear.”
“We now know that the 2011 investigation and reporting of what happened in Haiti was flawed; more should have been done to establish whether minors were involved,” Ms Thomson added.
Oxfam have been accused of being a charity that rails against capitalism, wealth and conservatism. Some have even gone so far as to suggest that it is now a far-left group. Just watch the Corbynistas try to distance themselves from the now disgraced charity.