International ‘Do-Gooders’ Have Record of Sexual Abuse Against Black Women, Children — Where’s the Outrage?

NGOs, aid agencies, missionaries and U.N. peacekeepers have reportedly committed thousands of sexual crimes in Black nations. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The Oxfam sex scandal has once again placed on the front burner the issue of abuse against vulnerable Black bodies by the international aid community, charities, United Nations peacekeepers and missionaries.

Following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti — which left 220,000 people dead, 300,000 injured and 1.5 million homeless — Roland van Hauwermeiren, Oxfam’s Haiti country director, used prostitutes at charity-paid premises, amid the misery of one of the world’s poorest nations. Oxfam male officials also allegedly used women and girls in Chad in 2006, in what many men working in developing nations view as a “perk of the job.” The dire poverty and misery following natural disasters attracts sex traffickers who hope to abuse vulnerable women and girls, as The Independent reported, in a practice rife with racism, colonialism and misogyny.

Helen Evans, a former head of global safeguarding at Oxfam, said the organization’s leadership did not take seriously her concerns about “a culture of sexual abuse” among aid workers that extended to assaults on children volunteering for Oxfam in Britain. The whistleblower said that of 120 staff across three countries, 11 to 14 percent reported witnessing or experiencing sexual assault, and 7 percent of staff in South Sudan witnessed or experienced rape or attempted rape.


Penny Lawrence, Oxfam’s deputy chief executive, resigned as the U.K. government announced that it would create a unit to investigate sex abuse among humanitarian aid organizations, which could include a global register of aid workers to “guard against criminal and predatory individuals being re-employed by charities and abusing again.” The Oxfam board of trustees met recently with Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, to assure her that the organization could be trusted with the £32 million ($45 million) it receives in government funding, and to explain how Oxfam will deal with further allegations. Priti Patel, Mordaunt’s predecessor, claims the British government was aware of the sexual abuse incidents involving 300 people, which she said were “well documented” and “just the tip of the iceberg.” Patel, who has called for criminal charges against Oxfam, said that while in office she confronted the Department for International Development but there was “no international leadership” on the issue.

A 2008 report (pdf) from Save the Children warned aid agencies such as Oxfam that children as young as 6 years old were coerced into sex for food and other necessities. The report connected the abuse to 23 humanitarian aid agencies and NGOs, U.N. agencies and peacekeeping forces in Haiti, Ivory Coast and South Sudan. The report flagged a significant scale of abuse and “identified every kind of child sexual abuse and exploitation imaginable” — including forced sex, verbal sexual abuse, child prostitution, child pornography, sexual slavery, indecent sexual assault, and child trafficking linked with commercial sexual exploitation.

“Our research suggests that significant levels of abuse of boys and girls continue in emergencies, with much of it going unreported. The victims include orphans, children separated from their parents and families, and children in families dependent on humanitarian assistance,” the report said, noting the problem was widely known since 2002 and steps were initiated to eliminate it, but any measures depend on children and those who care for them to report the abuse. Victims do not report out of stigma, powerlessness, fear and ignorance, with victims failing to see the point in reporting abuse when they perceive that the international agencies are not serious about addressing the allegations.

“My friends and I were walking by the National Palace one evening when we encountered a couple of humanitarian men,” said one 15-year-old girl in Haiti, according to the report. “The men called us over and showed us their penises. They offered us 100 Haitian gourdes (US$2.80) and some chocolate if we would suck them. I said no, but some of the girls did it and got the money.

“There is a girl who sleeps in the street, and there were a group of people in the streets who decided to make money off of her,” said a young boy in Haiti. “They took her to a man who works for an NGO. He gave her one American dollar and the little girl was happy to see the money. It was two in the morning. The man took her and raped her. In the morning the little girl could not walk.”

Save the Children recommended effective local complaint mechanisms, a global watchdog to monitor international agencies, and making it a priority for governments, donors and the international community to tackle the root causes of abuse.

The hypocrisy of international agencies who prey on women and children yet purport to assist Haitian sex workers with health clinics and HIV-AIDS testing for women and their babies is glaring. At Oxfam, while staff who spoke up were terminated, Van Hauwermeiren left the NGO, only to become head of mission for Action Against Hunger in Bangladesh, according to the BBC. He reportedly left another charity, Merlin, in Liberia seven years ago under similar circumstances.

“What happened is an extremely serious violation of human dignity,” said Haitian President Jovenel Moise. “This case is all the more odious because the funds which financed these crimes were obtained from the British people in a spirit of altruism and solidarity towards the Haitian people.” Moise added: “Let it be clear to all of Haiti’s international partners, if their personnel exploit or do wrong to our citizens when they are supposed to be ‘aiding’ them, we will not be inclined to tolerate it and we will not tolerate it.” Meanwhile, ITV reports that foreign aid workers are still exploiting people in Haiti.

“If I go out with you tonight, going to a few places, you’ll realise there’s a few men in khakis, like you know directly they are aid workers, surrounded by young Haitian girls,” Haitian charity worker Romel Jean Pierre told ITV News. “So for me it’s [exploitation] is not surprising because it’s well-known now, everyone knows about it, but no one is speaking about it.”

Missionaries are guilty of sexual crimes in these countries as well, a reminder of the longstanding legacy of exploitation of the vulnerable in indigenous, poor and Black countries by foreign religious groups as a prelude to conquest. In 2016, a federal court sentenced an Oklahoma missionary to 40 years for raping a boy and three girls in an orphanage in Kenya.

Meanwhile, United Nations peacekeepers charged with transitioning war-ravaged regions of the world to peace are themselves committing sexual crimes against populations that have already been subjected to human rights atrocities. Between 2004 and 2016, the U.N. received nearly 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation, which, according to human rights groups, survivors, activists and lawyers, have continued with impunity despite the UN’s zero-tolerance policy which then-U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan instituted in 2003. There is a history of underreporting crimes against women in the militarized environments in which peacekeepers operate, combined with peacekeepers enjoying immunity from prosecution by the host countries in which they serve and taking advantage of this reality. Peacekeepers are subjected, in theory, to the laws of their home countries. Human rights groups have cited a lack of transparency and an opaque U.N. investigative process as part of the problem as well.

Since the early 1990s, as Al Jazeera reported, there have been reports of sexual exploitation in Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia. Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Eritrea, Guinea and Somalia, including such acts as the abuse of minors, rape, prostitution and sex trafficking. In the Central African Republic, French troops sexually abused 13 minors, which included sodomy against boys between the ages of nine and 13. French prosecutors dropped cases against six French troops over lack of evidence. Last year, according to Amnesty International, one or more Mauritanian peacekeepers in CAR allegedly drugged and raped a 19-year-old woman near a checkpoint, offering her tea to drink as she felt ill while walking home from a funeral one evening. The woman passed out, and woke up nude several hours later. In 2015, a 12-year-old girl was raped by peacekeepers in the central African nation, where reports of assaults on hundreds of women, girls and boys began surfacing in 2014.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was formerly known as Zaire, holds the title of record holder among sexual abuse and exploitation among U.N. peacekeepers, as the Associated Press reports. Of the 2,000 complaints made worldwide against U.N. peacekeepers over a dozen years through late 2017, the U.N.’s largest, $1 billion-a-year peacekeeping force is responsible for more than 700 cases in the DRC.

Last year, U.N. officials promised increased funding and staffing for investigations of sex abuse cases, which along with improved assistance and outreach to local communities to aid in reporting resulted in a 50 percent decline in such cases in the first 11 months of 2017 over the previous year. In 2016, the U.N. reported 145 cases involving U.N. troops and 311 victims — many of them children, and echoing the problems of the Catholic Church of protecting sexual offenders.

The United Nations has more than 100,000 staff and peacekeepers around the world. Nearly two-thirds, or 66,000, are men.

Their land, resources, and bodies long violated for the profit and enjoyment of others, Black people once again find themselves exploited by an international aid community that arrives with the promise saving their lives and protecting them from harm but rapes Black women and children instead.










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Bottom Line:  If BLACK PEOPLE allow this sexual abuse against their own, what can other PEOPLE do?????? BLACK PEOPLE bring their babies to the planet, it's their RESPONSIBILITY to take CARE OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you can't take CARE OF THEM, DON'T FUCK AND BRING THEM HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OUR RACE IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY. Always depending upon OTHERS is what has us in the SITUATION WE'RE IN WORLDWIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE'RE NOT LIKED AS A RACE OF PEOPLE ON THIS PATH CALLED LIFE AND SO??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


I don't think that it is 'allowed', but what is happening is, men with GUNS are taking advantage of chaotic, disaterous situations where often children have been separated from their parents and/or communities, etc.

Look at Haiti for example, so many children were left orphans, or by the sheer nature of such an extremely horrible "earthquake", were otherwise separated from their parents. 

I'm sure that most natural disasters, if they are bad enough, are like being in a war zone, which is another circumstance where Western pedophiles and rapists, and racists and freeks, are able to take advantage of people trying to get their barrings through complete chaos, not to mention EXTORTING sex out of desparate and/or starving people, either way, IT IS STILL RAPE, PEDOPHILIA AND/OR RACISM.

Also, too many people in many other countries are still naively trusting, [another thing that is textbook for pedophiles, rapist, and psychopaths to take advantage of], and most [Black people] around the world have gullible perceptions of non-Black people, especially Western people, and, unlike most African Americans, have no sense of the abysmal depravity of a racist.



Men with GUNS are nothing but KILLERS. Call it the Military, Police Force, CIA, FBI, NRA, whatever the fuck. Go from age 18 to 21, (1,095 days) if you have or buy a gun, you're planning to kill some animal or human.

Years ago, a fist was sufficient. Now everyone's crazy as Loony Tunes. 

If I was a deer, I'd hate to see a bullet coming my way and that goes for all the other animals. Cows, pigs, chickens, all get slaughtered. Whoever kills them are KILLERS too. There are no fancy names for KILLERS.

White men are bat shit crazy against everyone; Black men are bat shit crazy against each other. They don't kill WHITE MEN; they just bear the brunt of whatever they send their way. Grinning and Skinning. What a world we all live in.

Somewhere, Mom has fucked up. Dad casts the sperm, most of the raising responsibility falls on Mothers. Everyone alive needs to STOP FUCKING!!!!!!

Give EARTH to the animals, the plants, grass, trees, mountains and whatever remains of CLEAN WATER.

Lord, what a pleasure it would be to not have to look at "President Square-Head Orange Mickey Rooney with the white circled eyes. 

Women need to carry knives and relieve these nasty bastards of their out of control peckers. That's the only way they're going to find peace.

When you get older, the pecker's no longer the object of affection it used to be. A woman with an ounce of sense will start to ask "Where has this sucker been and into whom or what?" It takes a few years, but the THRILL GOES, and most times the bastard doesn't rise anymore anyway.

If they tell you to "suck it", tell them to "suck it themselves." Let them bring the DOG OUT they all HAVE. Tell them "to get to LICKIN'!!!!"

  I'm not surprised to hear this.  African women have raped since the Arabs invaded Africa.  And no acknowledgment is ever given...except with a sex slave [white girl] is raped then it's world news.  That's why I don't trust so called volunteers who go and say they want to  help the poor.  Yep they wannaa help the poor alright....help the poor women/children with their method;  called rape.  This is what pedophilia comes from i.e.  Europeans preying on unsuspecting women/children because of the poor state of their countries.  I don't believe in the white hope.  Cuz the white hope is a pedophile monster.  Always was...and always will be.  And proof?  The African Diaspora.    P.S.  They always wanna say that African women or women of color ARE NOT attractive.  They are ot the standard of beauty....and yet these are the women who are raped time and time again.....when white whores it is a FACT in history that white women and young girls have been opening their legs to all who want it since the European Ice age...and yet no one bothers to see the difference in each instance.  Sad for us all.  But! 

OK, this beauty thing. I told you guys TV had four black women on that I found beyond UGLY. One scared the shit out of me when the camera went close-up. Some black people are NOT pretty and some WHITE people are uglier than ugly. I see them every day in suits and ties. Long faces, 3 strands of hair atop heads, spots and dots all over their faces, rashes on necks. If most of the women took off the 50 tons of makeup, they'd scare the shit out of us too.

Hope Hicks is pretty to me, as is Square Head's daughter Ivanka. Their dog hair is pretty. They wear plenty of makeup too.

There are beautiful black people in the commercials and the children are beyond adorable.

Beauty's in the eyes of the beholder. I'm sometimes my own worst critic, but I detest phoniness in all forms. Be yourself.

I wear face powder to eliminate that shine, an eyebrow enhancer, L'Orean mascara, some spare pink shit on my cheeks, not to blush, but to enhance my color and lipstick. That's it!!!!!

I straighten my hair a tad to get a comb through the shit, but I no longer freak over the woolly effect. My hair's thick and mixed grey and I don't color it in any way.

If you think I'm ugly, so be it; if you don't, thanks. No one has ever told me I'm ugly and I've gotten compliments; one not too long ago from a black woman. I regretted I didn't tell her my age, I'd still be picking her up off the ground.

Life goes on; for me, that's a "Thank God". I'm as happy as a tick biting a dog's butt. 

Black ain't always "beautiful" and White ain't either. That's just my opinion.

One more thing Koco (How ya doing?):  CNN had a documentary about BLACK MEN SELLING BLACK MEN AND WOMEN INTO SLAVERY, where they're doing every nasty thing known to man and woman to each other. SLAVERY didn't teach these bastards a damn thing. BLACK MEN are as NASTY as WHITE MEN; only difference WHITE MEN will DO EVERYBODY; BLACK MEN FUCK OVER EACH OTHER, but will take EVERYTHING WHITIES have to OFFER, with a smile and grin on their faces. They'd better, if they don't want to end up swinging from trees.

  I'm fine my sista.  Just a little overwhelm with school.  How are you? I hear whatcha are sayin.   Some Black men as well as African men have learned to be nasty and to do fock up things to each other and to their women.  It wasn't always that way.  Listening to massa you would think that they are monsters especially in places where FGM is happening.  They are still trying to say that this is a custom.  But it came from slavery and was introduced by the Arabs....who are still denying it to this day.  But the evidence is in how they invaded and brutalized every African place they conquered to the point where the people will not ADMIT that this torturous act coming the enemy themselves who used this practice on African men by way of castration.  Its sad that some of our men don't get it.  Those who do?  Are far and in between.  The only hope is our children.  Who have the COURAGE more than the men before them, to call massa out on his bullshyte.  Let's hope this is the start for a new beginning called...........RESPECT.  But!

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