Charity agrees to demand from development department to stop bidding for grants until ‘high standards’ met
Senior Oxfam staff reportedly paid for “full-on Caligula orgies” with survivors of the devastating 2010 Haitian earthquake. An investigation by The Times of London revealed multiple aid workers paid earthquake survivors for sex, including some who could have been underage. The charity has been accused of covering up the scandal by allowing three men to resign and firing four others for gross misconduct. One of the men who was allowed to resign, former Haiti Director Roland van Hauwermeiren, was given a “phased and dignified exit” for fear of damaging the charity’s reputation. Prostitution is illegal in Haiti and the age of consent is 18, but Oxfam didn’t report any of the incidents to the Haitian authorities because “it was extremely unlikely that any action would be taken.”
SOURCE: The Daily Beast
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Jonathan Meeks and his fiancee, Anitra, sponsor the support of a Haitian child for $35 a month.
But on a recent trip to the country they were unable to see their sponsor for a simple reason: the child would have had to hike six hours through Haiti’s forested and mountainous terrain to meet them.
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Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.
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When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever.