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Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Haiti on Thursday suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians after a devastating 2010 earthquake. The country’s ministry of planning and foreign aid said Oxfam GB had made a “serious error” …

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UK Parliamentary Committee grills Oxfam’s Winnie Byanyima

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has appeared before the UK Parliament’s International Development Committee, where she said her priority now is to ensure no more mistakes are made by the British Charity, and that their work of saving lives around the world goes …

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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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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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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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Byanyima heartbroken after Oxfam Haiti sex scandal

  Byanyima heart broken, Oxfam deputy head resigns after Haiti sex scandal London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The executive director of Oxfam International Winnie Byanyima has spoken out on the emerging sex scandal involving the organisations staff in Haiti and Chad. “My heart is broken. I am appalled. Angry. …

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