Oxfam Admits It Rehired Worker Dismissed Over Haiti Sexual Misconduct

Oxfam Admits It Rehired Worker Dismissed Over Haiti Sexual Misconduct

The Italian director said she first travelled with the charity in 1997 to Ethiopia and had been inspired by aid workers' passion, courage, integrity and compassion.

The charity's deputy chief executive Penny Lawrence resigned earlier this week after The Times revealed how some of its staff working in Haiti after the 2010 natural disaster paid prostitutes for sex.

The anti-poverty organization has been reeling since the Times of London reported last week that seven former Oxfam staff members who worked in Haiti faced misconduct allegations that included using prostitutes and downloading pornography.

Hiring the man "even in an emergency as a short-term consultant" was a "serious error and should never have happened", it continued.

"However, the Scottish Government will not hesitate to take appropriate action whenever we suspect that any abuse has occurred, and we expect the same commitment from those working with us".

Film producer Livia Firth has become the latest charity ambassador to speak out about the "appalling" Oxfam scandal.

Belgium's federal prosecutors said on Thursday that they were not aware of any investigation against Van Hauwermeiren.

The former Oxfam chief at the heart of the story broke his silence to dismiss as "lies and exaggerations" allegations that he threw parties with prostitutes.

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Oxfam has come under fire after it was accused of failing to pass on information about Mr van Hauwermeiren's resignation to a French charity, which later employed him in Bangladesh. But I also read a lot of lies and exaggerations.

"It is not that I deny everything". There are things that are described correctly. Parties every week? Chic villas? "Women paid with money from the organisation?" "Everything I see everywhere is hard to bear and pains me".

The NCA has been "closely monitoring" allegations of overseas abuse and has said it has a range of powers to investigate certain sexual offences committed outside the UK.

A spokeswoman added: "We are extremely grateful to all those who continue to support us, those who have made additional gifts, and those who have sent messages of support". No apology for the disgusting betrayal of the people they exist to help.

In further developments, the charity said it also sacked its Haiti country director past year following allegations of "mismanagement" and "inappropriate behaviour".

'Of these 40 cases, 24 were cases of sexual harassment or abuse, ' MSF said in a statement.

Speaking at the NME Awards, he said the festival had raised £6 million for the charity and that "a few dodgy people" should not discredit its good work.

Oxfam received £31.7 million in taxpayer funding in 2016/17.

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