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Two aid workers killed in eastern DR Congo

United Nations, United States | AFP | Two aid workers employed by a French charity that helps provide water were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and a third is still missing, the United Nations said Monday. The two Hydraulique Sans Frontieres (HYFRO) employees were killed Saturday near Mushikiri …

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Oxfam says former Haiti director admitted hiring sex workers

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The former Oxfam country director at the centre of a prostitution scandal admitted to paying for sex at his charity-funded residence during an internal inquiry into the allegations, a report released Monday by the British organisation said. Roland van Hauwermeiren, who led Oxfam’s team …

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Oxfam pulls out of UK government bids as chief hits out

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The head of Oxfam on Friday hit back at criticism over a prostitution scandal that he said was “out of proportion”, as the British charity agreed not to bid for more government funds until it cleans up its act. Chief executive Mark Goldring has …

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Oxfam unveils action plan after ‘stain’ of sex scandal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Oxfam unveiled an action plan Friday to tackle sexual misconduct following a prostitution scandal described as “a stain on Oxfam that will shame us for years” by the charity’s global chief. The organisation said it would create a commission which will “operate at arms-length …

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Ex-Oxfam official denies organising orgies as Haiti opens probe

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | A former Oxfam country director at the centre of sexual misconduct allegations embroiling the London-based charity has denied organising orgies, as Haiti announced it would open a probe into the spiralling scandal. Roland van Hauwermeiren, who led Oxfam’s team in Haiti, was one of three …

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Archbishop Tutu quits Oxfam role over charity’s sex scandal

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Retired archbishop and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu announced Thursday that he had quit his role as an ambassador for Oxfam after the British charity was hit by sexual misconduct allegations. “The Archbishop is deeply disappointed by allegations of immorality and possible criminality involving humanitarian …

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Senegalese singer quits Oxfam role over sex scandal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Senegalese singer Baaba Maal is quitting his role as global ambassador for Oxfam over the British charity’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations concerning its staff, the BBC reported. “What has happened on a human level is disgusting and heart-breaking,” he told BBC Newsnight late …

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MSF reveals sex abuse cases as Oxfam scandal widens

Paris, France | AFP | A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam spread Wednesday, as French group Doctors Without Borders revealed it had fired 19 staff last year for harassment or abuse. The Paris-based group, known by its French acronym MSF, said it …

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Aid group IRC acknowledges three sex abuse cases in DRC

New York, United States | AFP | The International Rescue Committee on Wednesday confirmed three cases of sexual abuse under its watch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, saying police were informed and those involved dismissed. The admission comes with the international aid sector rocked by growing public allegations …

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Oxfam faces South Sudan abuse claim as sex scandal widens

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling Tuesday after fresh claims of sexual assault and cover-up in South Sudan, as Haiti’s president condemned the behaviour of some of its staff in his country as “undignified and dishonest”. The latest revelations by Helen Evans, former global head …

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