Doctors Without Borders

Or as they are known by most of the world, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)……..that great charity where medical types go around the world helping people that need their help and the rest of the world ignores…..places like Mali, South Sudan, etc.

But first I need to report that my medical procedure was a success…at least for now will know more next week when I go in for a follow-up….as long as I am writing about doctors……

Disturbing news has come to light about this charity……

Aid workers at charity Medecins Sans Frontieres used local prostitutes while working in Africa, whistleblowers have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

Female former employees said the behaviour was widespread.

One said a senior colleague said it was possible to barter medication in exchange for sex.

The charity said it does not tolerate “abuse, harassment or exploitation”. The use of prostitutes is banned by MSF under its strict code of conduct.

The women spoke anonymously for fear of being blacklisted by foreign aid agencies, among which there can be a large crossover of staff.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-44523086

This is sad news……the UN has been plagued with similar problems……just sad that those there to help eventually take advantage of the people they are there to help.

 

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14 thoughts on “Doctors Without Borders

  1. All the aid agencies have been under investigation here for sexual abuse by staff members. It has wiped millions off their donations, and caused all sorts of problems. It only relates to a few members of staff, and also local liaison people, but many were at high levels within the organisations concerned, and their actions have caused untold damage to the integrity of these established charities.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. It is sad that these stories can bring down an organization….why not hire hookers to travel with them? Would solve one problem….chuq

      1. That worked for Alexander the Great, but professional hookers would not be taking food aid, clothing, or medicine as payment. And part of the supposed ‘thrill’ for these men is the exploitation of the vulnerable, undoubtedly.

      2. If I recall right the Red Cross had brothels during WW1….and then there were the R&R hotels for the soldiers from Vietnam….chuq

      3. Merkel is is on the Right of politics of course, and in a similar situation to Theresa May, in that her government relies on the support of smaller right-wing Christian-Democrat parties to survive. Her decision to allow in so many migrants without checks or controls inflamed the Far Right in Germany (which has never gone away) and made her position shaky at best. It’s worth considering that the majority of the people arriving overland or by boat are not ‘refugees’ in the accepted sense, but economic migrants moving away from poverty in African countries like Chad, Mali, and Somalia. Once in Europe, they either work unseen in the ‘black economy’, or depend totally on handouts from the country where they end up. Germany is the richest country in the EU, so their preferred destination.
        The Euro/Eurozone arguments are an ongoing issue. For example, Spain and Germany both use the Euro, but a German car worker might get twice as much as one in Spain, making the same cars with a VW badge. Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Italy have all been urged to take large numbers of these refugees/migrants, into countries without the financial clout to support them, and national economies based mainly on tourism. Greece took many indeed, but more or less because they were ‘blackmailed’ into doing so by the European Central Bank, which holds their ‘markers’. Meanwhile, Hungary, Austria, and the Balkan countries are stopping migrants/refugees at their borders, and refusing to take them in, going against EU rules. This refusal to accept blanket EU rules and laws (imposed in the main by Germany and France) combined with Far Right political movements in many EU member states, is what is likely to bring about the collapse of the EU, a mirror of what happened in the former Soviet Union.
        That’s my take on it. 🙂
        Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Chuq.. and Pete… a couple days ago I made a post on my FPS blog. Did you gentlemen receive a notification of any post? If you have a spam folder you might need to check that.

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