Oxfam: Witness Threatened In Sexual Exploitation Inquiry

Oxfam: Witness Threatened In Sexual Exploitation Inquiry

When the scandal initially broke there were suggestions that some of the prostitutes used by Oxfam staff may have been under 18. I am, we are, sorry for the damage Oxfam has done both to the people of Haiti but also to the wider efforts for aid and development by possibly undermining public support.

He said about 7,000 people have stopped making regular donations to Oxfam since the Times newspaper first reported the story. "They oscillate from more recent events to or historical ones that were not denounced at time".

Seven Oxfam workers were fired or resigned after allegations of sexual misconduct and bullying while they were working in Haiti after the 2010 quake that devastated the country.

Four were fired for gross misconduct and three others, including then country director Roland Van Hauwermeiren were allowed to resign.

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

"I suspect there was a balance of saying "Oxfam is delivering life-saving assistance to a million people in Haiti".

Oxfam's internal report also includes claims that three Oxfam staff members physically threatened a witness during the charity's internal investigation.

I repeat Oxfam's broader apology and my personal apology.

The former director of Oxfam in Haiti, at the center of a global sex abuse scandal, admitted that he had had sex with prostitutes on premises funded by the organization, according to a 2011 report by the NGO after an internal investigation made public Monday. But he said he believed those decisions were made in the interest of continuing vital aid to desperate people. He added that 16 relate to global programmes. "My first concern is the women of Haiti and anyone else who has been wronged", he said before the MPs of the parliament's global development committee.

But she conceded that she could not guarantee that there are no more sexual predators working for the charity, although it would "build a new culture that doesn't tolerate that behaviour". The state will be keeping a vigilant eye on the actions of humanitarian workers.

Mr Watkins was a trustee of Save The Children in 2015 when Brendan Cox, widower of the murdered MP Jo Cox, was investigated over sexual harassment allegations but resigned before facing disciplinary action.

"The committee has met in private and we have decided that after today's evidence we will be conducting a full inquiry as the International Development Committee into the issues that have arisen regarding sexual exploitation in the aid sector", he said. Some ugly men came into our organisation and abused the trust of the British people, the supporters, But they were able to get away, to get a recommendation to leave.

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