While NGO misbehavior crops up periodically, the latest scandal involving UK-based Oxfam International, has highlighted the urgency of accountability for NGOs. The serially abhorrent behavior of Oxfam officials – procuring underage prostitutes in Haiti – has broken through the halo.
The proposed EU policy of labeling products exported from Israeli communities built over the "Green Line" comes after advocacy from NGOs and activists working toward the goal of a comprehensive boycott of Israel.
e United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) provided over 300 million dollars in "Crisis Appeal Grants" to NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict following the 2014 Gaza War. A number of these NGOs have been highly active in publicly and falsely condemning Israel's self-defense measures, including making unverifiable claims, distorting international law, and fueling the flames of the international delegitimization campaign against Israel.