“NGOs do more harm than good in conflict zones” By MENELAOS AGALOGLOU 09 SEP 2018


The Myanmar Times published the above-captioned article, which reads in part as follows:

“WHILE reading the sex scandals involving Oxfam personnel in Haiti, I remembered past reports implicating UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic as well as my recent humanitarian venture with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Listening to the answers and the explanations of the people implicated in the scandals makes one think that we are talking about the misconduct of a few individuals in an otherwise functioning and well-intentioned industry. What we taxpaying citizens need to ask is if the whole aid industry is even needed? Why are we paying them and what are the results they bring? Every activity public or private is evaluated according to its results. After a year and a half with the ICRC in Myanmar and in the DR Congo, I quit the organisation despite its high salary and lucrative benefits because we accomplished nothing.”

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