Haitian President strongly condemns "violation of human dignity" committed by Oxfam, following explosive sex scandal

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Under: National

Haitian President Jovenel Moise, took to Twitter on Monday to express his anguish and to strongly condemn the British charity Oxfam, after it was recently revealed that Its staff hired prostitutes while delivering aid in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake.

There is nothing more outrageous and dishonest than a sexual predator who uses his position as part of the humanitarian response to a natural disaster to exploit needy people in their moment of greatest vulnerability.” Said President Jovenel Moise on a Twitter post Monday.

“What happened with Oxfam in Haiti is an extremely serious violation of human dignity,” said the President in a another tweet.

Last week, The Times newspaper published an explosive report, accusing the charity of concealing the findings of 2011 investigation into claims that senior aid workers, including its Haiti National Director, Van Hauwermeiren, paid local prostitutes including minors, for sex, and “orgies” at the villa rented by the organization with donated funds. The director and other employees found to have engaged in these activities were allowed to resign with “dignity.”

The administration of President Jovenel Moise is also weighing the options of taking legal action against the charity, because they did not inform Haitian authorities of these crimes, according to the Haitian ambassador to the United Kingdom, Bocchit Edmond.

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The Chief executive at the time, Dame Barbara Stocking, said that they did not inform Haitian police, because they didn’t believe that anything would have been done.

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