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Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by Lambert » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:55 pm

Guest wrote:
Lambert wrote:
Guest wrote:'You could still smell the bodies in the air, but on a clear night you could look up at one of the few remaining buildings which hadn’t been torn down by the tsunami, see the twinkling of fairy lights and hear the clinking of bottles. Oxfam had made their office in this building, and on the roof they had set up a bar, where aid workers from all the other organisations would flock to drink the night away before, invariably, getting together with someone from another agency.'

Telegraph exposee from an aid worker, recounting in this instance the tsunami in indonesia 2004

These OXFAM workers head off on these 'missions' primarily on a jolly. Sick


Is there a rule that says aid workers shouldn't drink alcohol in their spare time?


Just perhaps a moral duty not to piss it up night after night in the midst of massive human tragedy i would say.


What difference does drinking alcohol in their spare time make to anything? They're out there saving lives, it's a bit rich to get all precious about them enjoying themselves when they're not at work.

Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by Cannydc » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:40 pm

Guest wrote:
Lambert wrote:
Guest wrote:'You could still smell the bodies in the air, but on a clear night you could look up at one of the few remaining buildings which hadn’t been torn down by the tsunami, see the twinkling of fairy lights and hear the clinking of bottles. Oxfam had made their office in this building, and on the roof they had set up a bar, where aid workers from all the other organisations would flock to drink the night away before, invariably, getting together with someone from another agency.'

Telegraph exposee from an aid worker, recounting in this instance the tsunami in indonesia 2004

These OXFAM workers head off on these 'missions' primarily on a jolly. Sick


Is there a rule that says aid workers shouldn't drink alcohol in their spare time?


Just perhaps a moral duty not to piss it up night after night in the midst of massive human tragedy i would say.


Agreed. Hardly a good reason for a party, is it ?

Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by Guest » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:36 pm

Lambert wrote:
Guest wrote:'You could still smell the bodies in the air, but on a clear night you could look up at one of the few remaining buildings which hadn’t been torn down by the tsunami, see the twinkling of fairy lights and hear the clinking of bottles. Oxfam had made their office in this building, and on the roof they had set up a bar, where aid workers from all the other organisations would flock to drink the night away before, invariably, getting together with someone from another agency.'

Telegraph exposee from an aid worker, recounting in this instance the tsunami in indonesia 2004

These OXFAM workers head off on these 'missions' primarily on a jolly. Sick


Is there a rule that says aid workers shouldn't drink alcohol in their spare time?


Just perhaps a moral duty not to piss it up night after night in the midst of massive human tragedy i would say.

Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by Lambert » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:22 pm

Guest wrote:'You could still smell the bodies in the air, but on a clear night you could look up at one of the few remaining buildings which hadn’t been torn down by the tsunami, see the twinkling of fairy lights and hear the clinking of bottles. Oxfam had made their office in this building, and on the roof they had set up a bar, where aid workers from all the other organisations would flock to drink the night away before, invariably, getting together with someone from another agency.'

Telegraph exposee from an aid worker, recounting in this instance the tsunami in indonesia 2004

These OXFAM workers head off on these 'missions' primarily on a jolly. Sick


Is there a rule that says aid workers shouldn't drink alcohol in their spare time?

Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by Guest » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:02 am

'You could still smell the bodies in the air, but on a clear night you could look up at one of the few remaining buildings which hadn’t been torn down by the tsunami, see the twinkling of fairy lights and hear the clinking of bottles. Oxfam had made their office in this building, and on the roof they had set up a bar, where aid workers from all the other organisations would flock to drink the night away before, invariably, getting together with someone from another agency.'

Telegraph exposee from an aid worker, recounting in this instance the tsunami in indonesia 2004

These OXFAM workers head off on these 'missions' primarily on a jolly. Sick

Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by Lambert » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:03 pm

So some Oxfam employees used prostitutes 7 years ago. Big deal. The allegations of abuse and coercion are a different matter, but the prostitute thing is of absolutely no consequence.

Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by Avon Barksdale » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:29 pm

Rolluplostinspace wrote:Oxfam seems to be a vehicle for finding useful stuff for graduates to do.
Yes its done lots of good stuff but the child abuse claims in devastated areas is not new.


Yeah, sadly it isn't a new phenomenon.

Where you have poverty and vulnerability you have exploitation.

Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by Rolluplostinspace » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:22 pm

Oxfam seems to be a vehicle for finding useful stuff for graduates to do.
Yes its done lots of good stuff but the child abuse claims in devastated areas is not new.

Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by Avon Barksdale » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:16 pm

malamute wrote:Theres a whole lot more in the papers today about Oxfam. It seems they do not DBS check the volunteers in their shops and there have been many cases of staff assaulting young volunteers.

I can see this affecting Oxfam donations badly.


Yes, I think you are right about the donations being hit as the recent revelations are potentially very serious.

However, it is worth remembering that Oxfam have done, and I hope will continue to do, some amazing humanitarian work.

I also see that some people are using this story as a way to try and attack all foreign aid which is a bit rubbish.

Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by malamute » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:22 am

Theres a whole lot more in the papers today about Oxfam. It seems they do not DBS check the volunteers in their shops and there have been many cases of staff assaulting young volunteers.

I can see this affecting Oxfam donations badly.

Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by Mekon » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:49 pm

Oxfam is a fine organization which can be proud of its achievements.

Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by Cannydc » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:58 pm

Trapper John wrote:
malamute wrote:This is why I dont give money to huge charities like Oxfam. Most of them are bent.

I only give to local charities where I can actually see how my donation is used. I take bags of horse feed to a horse sanctuary and my OH takes bales of hay at Xmas. I also volunteered for 16 years with a charity for kids with special needs.


I'm with you, I don't contribute to big charitable organisations. There is just something very unwholesome about the begging adverts they toss about like confetti trying to make people feel guilty about not being a starving pauper with a limited lifespan, whilst raking in six figure salaries and paying on the ground aid workers a grand a week.


Absolutely.

And beware, if you dare to donate with a credit card, they sell off your contact details and you get deluged with begging letters and phone calls.

I just stick a few quid into the Lifeboat box, and as an ex-serviceman I donate to their charities.

Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by Trapper John » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:53 pm

malamute wrote:This is why I dont give money to huge charities like Oxfam. Most of them are bent.

I only give to local charities where I can actually see how my donation is used. I take bags of horse feed to a horse sanctuary and my OH takes bales of hay at Xmas. I also volunteered for 16 years with a charity for kids with special needs.


I'm with you, I don't contribute to big charitable organisations. There is just something very unwholesome about the begging adverts they toss about like confetti trying to make people feel guilty about not being a starving pauper with a limited lifespan, whilst raking in six figure salaries and paying on the ground aid workers a grand a week.

Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by malamute » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:48 pm

This is why I dont give money to huge charities like Oxfam. Most of them are bent.

I only give to local charities where I can actually see how my donation is used. I take bags of horse feed to a horse sanctuary and my OH takes bales of hay at Xmas. I also volunteered for 16 years with a charity for kids with special needs.

Re: OXFAM sex exploitation

Post by Cannydc » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:21 am

Exploiting prostitutes ?

Who was exploiting who, here ?

There was no mention of child abuse in your link.

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