scathing report on an internal review of the charity group, The
Red Cross, has revealed nearly two dozen employees have been
removed from their jobs in the last three years for sexual
to the report, 21 members of the Red Cross are no longer employed
by the agency because they were caught in crimes of sexual
ICRC’s director-general, Yves Daccord, said the individuals had
paid for “sexual services” and had resigned or were dismissed
from the aid agency.
Daccord said on Friday that it was “a difficult but important
revelations come as the aid sector has been hit by numerous
allegations of sex abuse and exploitation by workers.
Daccord said that it was the recent reports of sexual misconduct
from humanitarian agencies that had spurred the Geneva-based
ICRC to conduct an internal review.
code of conduct has explicitly forbidden the purchase of sexual
services since 2006.
statement follows reports that Plan International, a children’s
aid agency, confirmed six cases of sexual abuse and child
exploitation by staff or associates.
have instructed my teams to scour the data we do have on sexual
misconduct, and I can tell you that since 2015 we’ve identified 21
staff members who were either dismissed for paying for sexual
services or resigned during an internal inquiry,” Mr. Daccord
the report notes, the Red Cross is not alone in their sexual abuse
either. An international children’s aid charity, Plan
International was also exposed carrying out rampant child sexual
abuse and exploitation this week.
behavior is a betrayal of the people and the communities we are
there to serve,” Mr. Daccord said. “It is against human dignity
and we should have been more vigilant in preventing this.”
the crimes and sexual misconduct have been exposed, there have
been no reports of arrests.
though this is the first time the Red Cross has been exposed on
such a large level for sexual misconduct, the charity organization
is no stranger to scandal.
them on the corruption map was their reaction to the catastrophic
earthquake in Haiti. In 2010, hundreds of thousands of Haitians
lost their lives in a tragic earthquake. Gail McGovern, the Red
Cross’ CEO, and her staff quickly responded with a massive
marketing push to raise funds. They received countless celebrity
endorsements and even President Obama jumped on the train. In just
a few days, they raised a half a billion dollars.
of that half billion, the Red Cross kept $125
million for themselves and didn’t disclose
it until they were investigated. An investigation later revealed
that the rest of the money the Red Cross spent in Haiti resulted
in just six
permanent homes, NPR and ProPublica found.
that’s not all. The Red Cross’ response to Katrina was so horrific
that some observers noted they were on the verge of criminal
wrongdoing. Years later in 2012, it failed again for
Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac.
was “worse than the storm,” one Red Cross driver told ProPublica
during its jaw-dropping investigation. The
Red Cross was more concerned with their public image than helping
the storm victims so much so that they ordered employees to drive
around empty trucks to make it appear like they were responding. “We
were sent way down on the Gulf with nothing to give,” the driver
that’s not all. Fast forward to 2016 and the Red Cross was
responding to the 1000-year flood in Louisiana. Despite Nancy
Malone, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross, saying that it was
misinformation, there were countless reports of Red Cross stations
turning down donations of supplies. Wheel chairs, crutches, canes,
diabetic supplies and other goods like clothes and water, were
just some of the supplies refused
by the Red Cross.
more, when they did take donations during the flood, many of them
were reported for throwing them away.
Justin Elliott notes, writing for Pro
Publica, the Red Cross stopped helping people once it was
taken over by a team of former AT&T executives who tried to
turn it into a profit machine instead of a charity.
part of her effort to run the Red Cross more like a business,
McGovern recruited more than 10 former AT&T executives to
top positions. The move stirred resentment inside the
organization, with some longtime Red Cross hands referring to
the charity as the “AT&T retirement program.’’
laid out a vision to increase revenue through “consolidated,
powerful, breathtaking marketing.”
“This is a
brand to die for,” she often said.
bottom line is that the Red Cross has become a massively
centralized bureaucracy that is seemingly more concerned with
self-preservation and corporate salaries than they are helping
victims of natural disasters. And now, we see that they have
become so gluttonous that some of their employees are exploiting
the world’s most vulnerable.
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