Oxfam crisis: charity investigating 26 new sex abuse claims

Oxfam crisis: charity investigating 26 new sex abuse claims”

The director of operations in the country admitted using sex workers in his charity-funded accommodation but was given a "phased and dignified exit" as long as he fully cooperated with the investigation, Oxfam said in the report.

And he also apologised for having played down the accusations when he told the Guardian's Decca Aitkenhead at least staff had not "murdered babies".

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.

Lawrence last week resigned as deputy head of Oxfam over the scandal.

Caroline Thomson, who became chairwoman of Oxfam's trustees in October 2017, said: "On behalf of the council of Oxfam, we are ashamed of what happened in Haiti".

"I think about 7,000 individuals have canceled regular donations to Oxfam over the last 10 days..."

"We will stand ready to engage with the people of Haiti and have expressed our openness to collaborate as much as required with the Haiti Government" he added.

Goldring is under investigation for his handling of a sex abuse claim as MPs are questioning him about Oxfam's aid work in Haiti, amid allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by staff. I was thinking about awesome work I've seen Oxfam do across the world, most recently with refugees coming from Myanmar.

"We are also meeting with the government of Haiti to apologize for our mistakes and discuss what more we can do, including for the women affected by these events", it said.

The Charity Commission is now investigating the organisation.

'We have been very clear that we will not work with any organisation that does not live up to the high standards on safeguarding and protection that we require'. He admitted, with hindsight, the charity should have been more transparent.

She described the allegations as a "stain" on the charity "that will shame us for years".

Haiti was devastated by an natural disaster in 2010.

"That's shocking", she said.

Haiti's president last night said the Oxfam case was only "the visible part of the iceberg" and called for investigations into Doctors Without Borders, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, and other aid organisations. His predecessors, he said, considered that y were doing right thing, in view of urgency of vast operation, consisting of half a thousand cooperators, deployed after quake. "I was thinking about awesome work I've seen Oxfam do across the world, most recently with refugees coming from Myanmar", he said.

'For example, Doctors Without Borders had to repatriate about 17 people for misconduct which was not explained'.

He has since said he is "deeply sorry" for these comments.

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