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Feb 13th, 2018 at 9:53pm
 
So many sleezebags in this field,  no surprises here.

Haiti sex scandal a 'global problem' within aid industry, former UN worker says


The prostitution scandal engulfing international aid charity Oxfam is a symptom of a "global problem" in the aid industry, a former senior UN aid worker says.

Key points:
Oxfam staff accused of hiring prostitutes while delivering aid after 2010 Haiti earthquake
Ex-UN operations chief says problem widespread throughout aid charities
Questions over whether prostitutes in Haiti were underage
Oxfam is battling the fallout from revelations some of its staff engaged sex workers while delivering aid after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

The charity's deputy chief Penny Lawrence resigned overnight over what she described as the charity's failure to adequately respond to the past allegations.

Aid agencies Save the Children, the British Red Cross and Christian Aid have also confirmed reports of inappropriate sexual behaviour involving their staff.

But Andrew MacLeod, former chief of operations of the UN's Emergency Coordination Centre and Red Cross aid worker, said the Oxfam scandal is just the tip of the iceberg.

"It's a global problem across all charities, including the United Nations," Mr MacLeod said.
While there are no allegations of underage sexual behaviour in relation to the recent revelations, Mr MacLeod said Britain's National Crime Agency had warned since 1999, predatory child sex offenders targeted the developing world.

"Their chosen methodology to get access to children is to join a children's charity. That sounds both disgusting and unfortunately logical," he said.

The UN said last year there were 145 cases of sexual exploitation involving 311 victims reported within peacekeeping in 2016 alone.

"The secretary-general admitted the problem [of sexual exploitation] is not just in peacekeeping, it's also in the civilian side of the United Nations," Mr MacLeod said.

'Wild sex parties'
Among the allegations is that the head of Oxfam in Haiti had "wild sex parties" with multiple sex workers.

After Oxfam conducted its investigation into the allegations, many of the aid workers involved were allowed to resign — including the regional head of the mission.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-13/oxfam-haiti-scandal-the-tip-of-the-iceb...
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Reply #1 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 9:56pm
 
Gordon, you are stealing Her Bert's thunder and treading on his turf.

Herr Bert has the Ozpolitic franchise for sexual peccadilloes.
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Reply #2 - Feb 14th, 2018 at 6:39am
 
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The main reason these countries need aid is militant government corruption, is it missed by many that this is a cultural norm in such places ?
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Reply #3 - Feb 14th, 2018 at 6:54am
 



THE COSTS, OF GIVING DONATIONS,
TO 'CHARITIES' THAT HAVE A 'CORRUPT' BUSINESS CULTURE



Q.
When you give a donation to a large international charity, what % of your donation goes to 'administration' and to 'costs associated with doing business' ?

A.
Sometimes as much as 90% of what you have donated can be 'soaked up', by 'reasonable' 'costs associated with doing business' !

Sadly, it appears that many large international 'charities' have become little more than an 'opportunity' for some people to create lucrative business career paths, for themselves.
!!!!




Read what the Australian government run,      
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
       has said, on its own web page....

Quote:

Charities and administration costs


Information for the public and charity donors

Australians are generous and give approximately $7 billion annually to charities.

Charities are often offering services alongside ‘for profit’ organisations and the community expects the same quality, safety and professionalism from them.

And, similar to commercial organisations, charities incur a range of costs in delivering quality services.

When people donate to charities, understandably, they want to know that their money will be used effectively and will make a difference to the cause that they support.

A common way that people try to assess this is by examining the charity’s administration costs.

While it is entirely reasonable to want to ensure that each dollar you give will be used well, properly assessing and comparing charity administration costs is difficult to do and can be misleading.


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Why is it so difficult to identify charity administration costs?


In Australia there are no common charity accounting standards or definitions which prescribe the way charities must categorise particular costs.

This means that the practices for formally recording costs (for example, in financial reports) vary greatly from one charity to another; what one charity includes in its broad category of administration will likely differ to that of another charity.

Indeed, in some countries there are examples of charities publicly reporting zero administration costs despite conducting a range of programs with paid employees.



This is in reaction          to pressure from donors to ensure their donations are only spent on programs or services, not on ‘administration’.




Of course by reporting costs in such a way they are not presenting a true and accurate picture of their operations.


.....Using ratios or percentages of administration costs as a point of comparison is unreliable as they don’t indicate the extent to which a charity is achieving results and making a difference in the community.  [presumably, because [above] "assessing and comparing charity administration costs is difficult to do."]

https://www.acnc.gov.au/ACNC/FAQs/FAQ_Charities_and_administration_costs.aspx

And this information, is only, as it relates to charities that are 'overseen' by Australian regulatory authorities !



Google;
charities, high costs associated with doing business

and....
high percentage costs, for charities


Some of the hit, first lines....

Quote:

Charities spend up to 83 per cent of donations chasing more ...
www.couriermail.com.au/.../charities.../3355f4971802e6e230ca158c33c253c4

Charities lose millions to admin costs | Daily Telegraph
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/.../charity...high.../7975061fa3b261b44b34aeb0ffd8...

Charities' fund-raising costs swallow millions in donations - Smh
www.smh.com.au › News › National





Q.
What is the best way to avoid such graft such 'inefficiencies' seen in how many charities are 'administered' ?

A.
Wherever possible, try to direct your donation to a worthy cause, as directly as possible.

e.g.
If you       SEE,       some individual or group, actually doing good work in the community [and can see them actually helping others], consider supporting that group directly.



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Reply #4 - Feb 14th, 2018 at 7:20am
 
RightSaidFred wrote on Feb 14th, 2018 at 6:39am:
Gordon

The main reason these countries need aid is militant government corruption, is it missed by many that this is a cultural norm in such places ?


I've had involvement with some NGOs and most of the paid execs are failures in the real world. Some awesome people doing volunteer work tho.
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Reply #5 - Feb 14th, 2018 at 7:48am
 
I would imagine a few paedos get a job with these agencies as well... it makes me sick..
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Reply #6 - Feb 14th, 2018 at 7:56am
 
cods wrote on Feb 14th, 2018 at 7:48am:
I would imagine a few paedos get a job with these agencies as well... it makes me sick..


I never knew of any paedos in S/E Asia working for NGOs but plenty of project managers using their salary and expense account to pay for prostitutes.
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