Red Cross Flanders says no notice received of sexual misconduct within the organization. Thus, responding to messages yesterday emerged on a Facebook page for (ex-)employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The Dutch ngo Plan International says while the six reports got in on the abuse.
In the aftermath of the reports about sexual abuse by aid agencies, came Wednesday night the Red Cross has also discredited. The reason for this was a Facebook page for (ex-)employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). For it people their to complain about abuses within the organization have taken place.
Red Cross Flanders says Thursday, no knowledge of abuse by its employees. “There is no official notification has been instrumental in our projects in partner countries. But we also have but twenty foreign délégués, which only a limited number is, ” says spokeswoman An Luyten. “Also in domestic area we have, certainly in recent history, not know of notifications.’
About the reports about abuses to ICRC belgian Red Cross Flanders’t say anything. The rural department of the Red Cross fall under the IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Half Maanverenigingen). The operation of the Red Cross Flanders is distinct from that of the ICRC, which is involved in international disasters and conflicts.
At the ngo, Plan International, between 1 July 2016 and 30 June last year, or the previous year, at least six cases of sexual abuse involving children to the victim. That Plan Netherlands, the Dutch branch of the aid organization, to its donors, according to the Dutch public broadcaster NOS .
Involved were a member of Plan International and five volunteers and staff from partner organisations. All of them are immediately dismissed, citing the NIS director Monique van ‘t Hek of Plan Netherlands in a letter to donors. There is also reported to the police for criminal offences.
Plan International (formerly Foster Parents Plan – focuses on improving the lives of children and young people.