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Oxfam releases internal 2011 report into Haiti prostitution claims

The report reveals details of the internal investigation’s findings, including allegations three staff members under investigation had “physically threatened and intimidated” a witness. Allegations first emerged last week that a number of staff members, including the country director, had hired ...

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Haiti may revoke Oxfam's right to operate in country

“If there has indeed been an infraction…I will not hesitate to revoke Oxfam’s right to operate in Haiti,” Aviol Fleurant, Haiti’s minister of planning and external cooperation, told CNN in an interview Friday in the capital, Port-au-Prince. Fleurant is in ...

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Minnie Driver quits Oxfam over Haiti sex claims

Actress Minnie Driver has stood down from her role as a celebrity ambassador for Oxfam. This follows claims that staff for the charity in Haiti and other countries paid vulnerable people for sex. In a statement that she was “nothing ...

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Oxfam Haiti sex claims: Charity to meet government

Media playback is unsupported on your device Senior Oxfam managers will meet the international development secretary later as the charity deals with a fallout from claims of sexual misconduct by its aid workers. Penny Mordaunt will hear more about allegations ...

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Charities warned after Oxfam Haiti prostitute claims

Charities doing overseas aid work will lose funding if they fail to cooperate over safeguarding issues, warned the international development secretary. Penny Mordaunt said it was “despicable” that sexual exploitation and abuse still existed in the aid sector. Her comments ...

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Oxfam hit with pay-for-sex allegations in Haiti

An investigation by The Times newspaper in London alleges Oxfam covered up misconduct by senior aid workers, including the then-country director Roland van Hauwermeiren. The newspaper says a confidential report by the charity found that van Hauwermeiren, who resigned in ...

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