Oxfam under cloud after reports of sex scandal

Oxfam under cloud after reports of sex scandal

Oxfam under cloud after reports of sex scandal

Penny Lawrence, Oxfam's deputy chief executive, said in a statement that she was "deeply sad" and "ashamed".

However, Minnie plans to continue charity work outside of the umbrella of Oxfam, concluding, "Though it is unfortunate that after 20 years I am no longer able to advocate and defend through this specific framework, social and economic injustice is more globally prevalent than ever".

The British charity Oxfam will try to convince the United Kingdom government on Monday to continue its funding despite claims of sexual misconduct by its aid workers in Haiti.

Mordaunt called allegations about the use of prostitutes by some Oxfam staff in Haiti in 2011 "horrifying".

Corporate sponsors like Visa and M&S said they were "monitoring" the situation, according to the Telegraph.

Like OXFAM, many other NGOs, operating under the banner of humanitarian assistance, were involved in scandals that have nothing to do with the humanitarian cause they claim to support.

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau spoke with both of Oxfam's Canadian affiliates Monday, days after reports that several former aid workers from Oxfam Great Britain paid for sex while on missions in Haiti and Chad.

However, she added that the "abhorrent mistakes of a troubling organization" would not stop her in her charity work.

Mordaunt added she will also demand all donors and development organisations show leadership and take action on the matter at the global End Violence Solutions Summit in Stockholm next week.

She said it was not exclusively the actions perpetrated by Oxfam workers but the way the organisation responded. That charity was apparently unaware of why he'd actually left Oxfam because Oxfam didn't want anyone to know.

Evans told Channel 4 News of a survey conducted during her 2012-2015 tenure which exposed a "culture of sexual abuse" in some Oxfam offices.

It comes in the wake of the Oxfam sex abuse scandal which has rapidly escalated since revelations were first published last Friday.

An Oxfam spokeswoman said: "This case further illustrates the need for a sector wide approach to track individuals guilty of misconduct and why we announced on Sunday a package of measures to strengthen our vetting and recruitment procedures".

Merlin was later folded into another British charity, Save the Children, which says that it does not have records of what happened.

Evans also spoke about the "inappropriate conduct" towards teenage volunteers working in Oxfam's United Kingdom charity shops.

"We take sexual misconduct and the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults extremely seriously and do not tolerate any misconduct of this kind", he said.

Fearing that not every detail of the #Haiti accusations have been "disclosed" by the charity, the #Charity Commission in the United Kingdom has launched an inquiry into the organisation in an attempt to figure out if they covered up previous allegations.

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