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US News Oxfam chief exec to face MPs over sex scandal

11:05  20 february  2018
11:05  20 february  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

Oxfam boss 'deeply ashamed' of charity behaviour

  Oxfam boss 'deeply ashamed' of charity behaviour Oxfam has defended its handling of a sex workers scandal after allegations that staff hired prostitutes during their work in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake. Alleged misconduct by former Oxfam staff members included the use of prostitutes, downloading pornography, bullying and intimidation, according to an investigation by The Times.Oxfam chief executive Mark Goldring apologised on Saturday, saying he was "deeply ashamed of Oxfam's behaviour".

Image: Oxfam chief executive Mark Goldring is the subject of an internal inquiry by the charity.

The head of Oxfam GB will be questioned by MPs today over the sex scandal that has engulfed the charity.

Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring © Sky News Screen Grab Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring

The head of Oxfam GB will be questioned by MPs today over the sex scandal that has engulfed the charity.

Mark Goldring will appear before the Commons International Development Committee, along with the chair of trustees, Caroline Thomson, and Winnie Byanyima, the executive director of Oxfam International.

Meanwhile it has emerged that Mr Goldring is the subject of an internal investigation at the charity following a complaint made last month over how senior management had responded to requests to re-open a 2010 case involving allegations of sexual abuse.

If follows the release by Oxfam of an internal report into alleged abuse by aid workers in Haiti which revealed three of the suspects physically threatened or intimidated a witness.

Decision on Oxfam funding will not be rushed, says Penny Mordaunt

  Decision on Oxfam funding will not be rushed, says Penny Mordaunt The International Development Secretary said her decision would be guided by the findings of a Charity Commission probe into Oxfam.A decision on whether to withdraw public funding from Oxfam over the aid worker sex scandal will not be taken hastily, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has said.

Oxfam 's chief executive, Mark Goldring, has said the charity is now investigating a further 26 cases of alleged sexual abuse from around the world. Haiti Ambassador Blasts Oxfam Over Sex Scandal - Продолжительность: 1:05 Associated Press 666 просмотров.

Penny Lawrence, Oxfam 's deputy chief executive, said in a statement on Monday she was "ashamed" of staff members' use of prostitutes in both countries and has resigned from her Haiti Ambassador Blasts Oxfam Over Sex Scandal - Продолжительность: 1:05 Associated Press 666 просмотров.

Video: Oxfam releases details of prostitution scandal investigation (France 24)

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The 2011 investigation into the Haiti sex scandal concluded that other charities should be warned about "problem staff", adding that several of those accused of abuse went on to take up future posts in the aid sector.

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It details four dismissals and three resignations in the wake of the allegations, which included using prostitutes on charity property, sexual exploitation of employees, fraud, negligence and nepotism.

Suspicions that some of the sex workers were under-age "cannot be ruled out", the document said.

Oxfam has also apologised to the Haitian government.

File photo: Oxfam loads up tons of aid and equipment at it warehouse in Bicester, Oxfordshire, which is to be flown to Haiti following the earthquake. © PA File photo: Oxfam loads up tons of aid and equipment at it warehouse in Bicester, Oxfordshire, which is to be flown to Haiti following the earthquake.

In a statement it said: "Oxfam is grateful to the Haitian Government for allowing us the chance now to offer our humblest apologies and to begin explaining ourselves and start the long road ahead of re-establishing trust and partnership, given our 40-year history with Haiti and its citizens.

Theresa May described the behaviour of some staff at Oxfam as "horrific".

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Oxfam deputy chief resigns over sex scandal . Oxfam could also face legal action in Haiti. The country is considering pursuing criminal charges, the Haitian chief of mission to the UK, Bocchit Edmond, told CNN on Monday.

"It was far below the standards that we expect for the charities and the NGOs that we're working with," she added.

Oxfam officially released the findings after a leaked copy of the report was published by The Times newspaper.

Oxfam loads up tons of aid and equipment at it warehouse in Bicester, Oxfordshire, which is to be flown to Haiti following the earthquake. © PA Oxfam loads up tons of aid and equipment at it warehouse in Bicester, Oxfordshire, which is to be flown to Haiti following the earthquake.

In a statement, it said: "We are making this exceptional publication because we want to be as transparent as possible about the decisions we made during this particular investigation and in recognition of the breach of trust that has been caused.

"We hope this also contributes to rebuilding trust with those who support our work."

The 10-page report alleges that Roland Van Hauwermeiren, director of operations in Haiti, admitted using sex workers in his charity-funded accommodation and was granted a "phased and dignified exit".

Last week, he denied ever having used prostitutes on the Caribbean island.

File photo dated 04/04/13 of Minnie Driver who has become the first celebrity to quit as an Oxfam ambassador following allegations senior staff working in crisis zones paid for sex with vulnerable locals. © PA File photo dated 04/04/13 of Minnie Driver who has become the first celebrity to quit as an Oxfam ambassador following allegations senior staff working in crisis zones paid for sex with vulnerable locals.

Oxfam staff had been stationed on Haiti to provide support following the devastating earthquake in 2010 which killed thousands of people.

Abuse by aid workers and peacekeepers in Haiti known about 10 years ago

  Abuse by aid workers and peacekeepers in Haiti known about 10 years ago A report published in 2008 detailed claims of abuse by peacekeepers and NGO workers.Save the Children found children were being coerced into sex, trading sex acts for food and other items and being forced into sexual slavery in Haiti, Cote d’Ivoire and southern Sudan.

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The charity's deputy chief executive resigns over the scandal , taking "full responsibility" and Oxfam faces questions from the Charity Commission and ministers as there's a warning the revelations are only the "tip of the iceberg". Charity Commission receives 80 cases in wake of Oxfam sex scandal .

A section of the report entitled "lessons learned action plan" called for tighter safeguarding across the charity industry to stop disgraced aid workers from moving to new jobs.

It read: "Need better mechanisms for informing other regions/affiliates/agencies of behavioural issued with staff when they move and to avoid 'recycling' poor performers/problem staff."

Several men at the centre of the allegations subsequently took up roles in aid organisations, including Oxfam.

Undated handout photo issued by Oxfam of their boss Winnie Byanyima © PA Undated handout photo issued by Oxfam of their boss Winnie Byanyima

Mr Van Hauwermeiren took up a senior role at Action Against Hunger in Bangladesh, which has claimed Oxfam made no mention of his alleged conduct in 2011.

Another former staff member was employed by Oxfam as a consultant in Ethiopia months after being sacked, a move described as a "serious error" by the charity last week.

Oxfam faces having its funding threatened and an investigation by the Charity Commission following the revelations.

Oxfam barred from working in Haiti amid scandal .
Haiti has suspended Oxfam from operating in the country amid an investigation into the charity's sex scandal.The Caribbean nation's government announced Oxfam has had its authorisation to work in Haiti revoked for at least two months over "serious failings" between 2010 and 2011.

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