The scandal currently engulfing Oxfam is not in the least surprising. This bloated caricature of a Charity has an annual “income” of over £400m, employs 5300 people directly and has a further 22,000 volunteers. It now faces the most serious charges which raises questions about its very future.
An investigation by The Times, exposed how aid workers hired prostitutes in Haiti, some of them underage girls. Aid workers who leaked the story alleged a “full-on Caligula orgy” took place at Oxfam’s villa, where the NGO was helping the country recover from a devastating 2010 earthquake.
Not that Haiti was the only place where the vulnerable were preyed on by Oxfam employees.
“We’ve now heard of further allegations about the use of sex workers by Oxfam staff in Chad in 2006,” Oxfam said in a Feb. 11 statement. We are shocked and dismayed about these latest revelations.”
The central charge here is that once Oxfam became aware of this grotesque abuse of vulnerable people it moved to cover it up. The primary concern of Oxfam management was NOT for the young people being sexually abused, but rather for its funding. And that brings me to my central contention that Oxfam is a FAKE charity. It’s all about cash.
Here you can see how much Oxfam relies on Governmental and other forms of Public funding from its 2015 annual report.
A whopping 40% of income is delivered straight into the hands of Oxfam from supranational entities such as the UN and EU. The fact that the EU coughs up so much may help us understand why it was that the EU has lobbied for EU-wide taxation!
How can an organisation that is so reliant on huge streams of Public Agency money delivered directly into its coffers claim to be truly Independent? I suggest that Oxfam is entirely compromised by this overt reliance. It doesn’t end there though. Oxfam has been to the fore in pushing a range of political initiatives.
It has actively been pushing the supposed “dangerous global race to the bottom on corporate tax.” What? Yes, Oxfam is very concerned that business is not taxed enough. Oxfam also has been regularly pushing the narrative that too few people in the world possess too much wealth. If ever you are in Brussels why not pop in to the Oxfam office which is located there with the stated intent of “working to influence key decision-makers to ensure that EU policies affecting poor countries have a far reaching, positive impact on the lives of those most in need” The irony here is that EU protectionism aka the Customs Union works very hard to keep poor countries exports OUT of the EU. Oxfam doesn’t do irony obviously.
Oxfam was a vocal cheerleader for then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stating back in 2011 that
“Secretary Clinton has shown strong leadership in focusing world attention on the problems of hunger and malnutrition.”
But here is where the circle joins up. You see the SAME Hillary Clinton praised by Oxfam stands indicted by the people of Haiti for the shocking abuse of aid for Haiti carried out by her Clinton Foundation.
‘In January 2015 a group of Haitians surrounded the New York offices of the Clinton Foundation. They chanted slogans, accusing Bill and Hillary Clinton of having robbed them of “billions of dollars.” Two months later, the Haitians were at it again, accusing the Clintons of duplicity, malfeasance, and theft. And in May 2015, they were back, this time outside New York’s Cipriani, where Bill Clinton received an award and collected a $500,000 check for his foundation. “Clinton, where’s the money?” the Haitian signs read. “In whose pockets?” Said Dhoud Andre of the Commission Against Dictatorship, “We are telling the world of the crimes that Bill and Hillary Clinton are responsible for in Haiti.”
Haiti has suffered greviously at the hands of the Clinton Foundation and now at the hands of Oxfam. This parasitical lobbyist for global socialism is not worthy to call itself a charity and the sooner it is stripped of ALL Government funding the better. A few token resignations must not deflect the urgent necessity for Oxfam to fall.