Oxfam’s chief executive says criticism of the charity following a sex abuse scandal had been disproportionate.
In an interview with British newspaper the Guardian, Mark Goldring again apologised over allegations of sexual abuse by Oxfam staff in Haiti, which broke last week and have shaken the whole aid sector.
“[But] the intensity and ferocity of the attacks makes you wonder, what did we do? We murdered babies in their cots?” he was quoted as saying.
“Certainly the scale and intensity of the attacks feels out of proportion to the level of culpability.”
At least we didn’t kill any babies isn’t a great line of defence.