Whistleblower claims some aid workers have ‘multiple partners in a day’
ORDER15 learns Calais aid workers volunteering in the Jungle have been accused of having sex with migrants, some of whom are believed to be underage, according to a whistle blower.
We picked up the story as The revelations have caused a furious row on Facebook, with some volunteers claiming the allegations should have remained secret and criticised the whistle blower for expressing his concerns.
According to the whistle blower, some volunteers avail of the service of the Jungle camp prostitutes, while others have multiple partners in one day.
Other aid workers have complained that unscrupulous volunteers are treating the camp like a ‘free for all festival’ and ‘find it difficult to keep it in their pants’.
The original allegations were aired on a Facebook thread concerning the People to People Solidarity group, which has since been deleted.
It was claimed that female volunteers were more likely to have sex with male migrants than any other combination.
One volunteer was described as having ‘a bad reputation’ for sleeping with male refugees and was asked to leave the camp.
One male volunteer had to be ‘persuaded by other male volunteers’ against returning due to his ‘inappropriate behaviour with female refugees’.
The whistleblower has prompted a furious row on a volunteering Facebook page
One commentator described relationships between volunteers and migrants as ‘inappropriate’
Another criticised volunteers who did not want to address the exploitation issue publicly
According to the original post, the whistle blower claimed: ‘I have heard of boys, believed to be under the age of consent, having sex with volunteers.
‘I have heard stories of men using the prostitutes in the Jungle too. I have heard of volunteers having sex with multiple partners in one day, only to carry on in the same vein the following day.
‘And I also know, that I’m only hearing a small part of a wider scale of abuse.’
Several volunteers severely criticised the whistleblower for discussing the abuse allegations in an open forum.
However, one volunteer defended him claiming: ‘It always really worries me that we’re more concerned with the press/our reputation than we are with the sexual abuse itself.’
According to the Independent, some volunteers believe sexual relationships between aid workers and refugees is ‘natural’ while others believe it breaks the ‘usual codes of conduct’.
The UNHCR said it has a ‘zero tolerance’ policy concerning the sexual exploitation of refugees in such camps.
However, some of the volunteer groups in the camp do not have clearly defined ‘codes of conduct’, while others complain about so-called ‘independent volunteers’ who are not attached to any particular group.
Clare Mosely, founder of Care4Calais told the Independent: ‘At the end of the day it isn’t recognised as an official refugee camp, it’s an illegal settlement. So we’ve got no way of forcing anyone to leave. That is the difficulty.’
Care4Calais has a ‘zero tolerance’ policy concerning sexual relations between volunteers and camp inhabitants.
Another volunteer wrote: ‘In my view, most defo beyond inappropriate – breaches all sorts of codes, highlights massive deficit of integrity, blurs reciprocal boundaries beyond measure.
‘Pretty much no different to sex tourism. This is the sort of stuff that makes others with better resolve, cringe – need to have a rocksolid mindset that separates the camp environment from that of a freeforall “festival” – if you’re incapable of “keeping it in your pants” then consider whether you ought to be there.’
Another contributor added: ‘So the concerns around exploitation of vulnerable people should be ‘kept private’ should they? ‘kept within the group’ .
‘Whatever your feelings on sex between volunteers and refugees it is clear that it is a very important subject to discuss OPENLY.
‘The press is a perfectly valid place to analyse and protect vulnerable people.
‘It is exactly this notion of protecting people that ensured children were abused for years within childrens homes and the Catholic Church.’
Half a million Germany can’t send home
More than half a million migrants are still living in Germany, despite having their asylum applications rejected.
Just 13,134 failed asylum seekers have been deported in the first months of this year, despite Angela Merkel’s pledge to speed up removals.
The slow pace of deportations is beginning to hurt the chancellor politically.
A total of 549,209 people who have had their asylum applications rejected are living in Germany.
The reasons for remaining are extremely varied, according to data from the government that was released after a request from the hard-Left Die Linke party.
Some 37,020 have no passports, so the government doesn’t know where to send them to. Another 107,400 deportations are said to be impossible because there are no functioning authorities in the migrants’ home country.
Nearly 11,000 cannot be sent back because the situation in their homelands – Syria and Somalia for example – is too dangerous.
Nearly 3,500 set for deportation have been allowed to stay because they are looking after sick relatives or signed up to government apprenticeship schemes.
A further 1,700 are ill, and 440 face criminal proceedings.
The national chairman of the German Police Union Rainer Wendt said: ‘There is a real deportation-hindering industry going on in Germany.’