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US News Oxfam barred from working in Haiti amid scandal

21:50  22 february  2018
21:50  22 february  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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

Haiti has suspended Oxfam from operating in the country amid an investigation into the charity's sex scandal . Leave a Reply and subscribe Join The

An Oxfam sign on a wall in Corail, a camp for displaced people of the earthquake of 2010, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti © Reuters An Oxfam sign on a wall in Corail, a camp for displaced people of the earthquake of 2010, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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.

Earlier this month, the charity was hit by allegations senior staff used prostitutes while part of an international response to Haiti's devastating earthquake in 2010.

Aviol Fleurant, Haiti's minister of planning and external cooperation, said the country is investigating whether anyone from Oxfam sexually abused minors.

A government statement said: "These reprehensible acts, alleged crimes, acknowledged by the perpetrators as well as the NGO, are a serious violation of the dignity of the Haitian people."

A final decision on Oxfam's authorisation to work in Haiti will be made at a later date.

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