“How to help the public trust NGOs again”

“The Conversation” recently posted the following article:

“Allegations of misconduct and unethical behaviour by Oxfam staff during its response to a humanitarian crisis in Haiti in 2011 and other behaviour by some working in the humanitarian aid sector has raised serious concerns about public trust and accountability in charities and triggered a statutory inquiry into Oxfam.

According to many commentators, the Oxfam scandal will have a lasting impact on public perceptions of the organisation’s trustworthiness. Some segments of the media have portrayed the humanitarian NGO sector as something of a “Wild West”, where predators can abuse freely with no check on their activities.


“Integrity policy draft draws NGOs’ flak”

The Kathmandu Post recently published the above-captioned article, which reads in part as follows:

“The proposed National Integrity Policy, one of whose aims is to rein in non-government organisations and international NGOs working in Nepal, has drawn flak from various stakeholders.”

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“NGO Effort Sees Turtles Hatch Out”

The Times of India posted the following article on its website:

“The workers of Malabar Awareness and Rescue Centre for Wildlife (MARC), an NGO which focuses on rescuing wildlife in the urban areas, had a fulfilling experience two days ago as three turtles hatched out of the eggs they retrieved from a construction site in the city. The fact that the species, Indian Pond Terrapin, has figured in the IUCN(International Union for Conservation of Nature) red list of threatened species makes their effort relevant.”

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“The morally messy world of international NGOs”

BioEdge posted an article with this title.  The article includes the following paragraph:

“The problem of complicity is alive and well for international NGOs like Medecins Sans Frontieres. In a recent article in the Journal of Medical Ethics, several of its staff and an ethicist at the British Medical Association tackle the tricky issue of how MSF (and other NGOs) should behave when their humanitarian activities also give effective help to oppressive regimes. They give three examples of MSF’s work amongst Rohingya refugees, with Syrian refugees in Jordan, and in Libya.”

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