Oxfam Admits It Rehired Worker Dismissed Over Haiti Sexual Misconduct

Archbishop Tutu quits Oxfam role over charity's sex scandal

The charity has been accused of concealing the findings of an inquiry into claims staff used prostitutes while delivering aid in Haiti in 2011. Allegations of a cover-up has worsened the situation.

Former Oxfam employee Roland Van Hauwermeiren, at the heart of the scandal involving prostitutes during a humanitarian mission to Haiti, reacted Thursday for the first time. Some of the sex workers involved were juveniles, between 14 and 16 years old, the Times said.

Four members of Oxfam staff were dismissed and three, including van Hauwermeiren, left before the investigation had completed. Van Hauwermeiren told the paper that he would respond further through a lawyer in due course.

"They let perpetrators go".

Oxfam said the decision to employ the man as a consultant in the African nation was a "serious error".

Josefine is still too scared to talk freely. Also, those who supported them in good faith.

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.

"After an internal investigation, 40 cases were found to be allegations of harassment or abuse", the charity said in a statement.

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Edelson, an ex-security guard at the charity, echoed her allegation about minors.

Driver tweeted: "All I can tell you about this bad revelation about Oxfam is that I am devastated".

The charity also led tributes to murdered MP and former Oxfam worker Jo Cox at the festival in 2016. She wrote on Twitter that "Haiti wasn't an isolated incident".

The Oxfam shop at Glastonbury Festival 2015. According to The Telegraph, there were 12 allegations of abuse over two years. It's a betrayal of all who put their faith in them: those who most needed their help.

This afternoon Oxfam GB's chairwoman of trustees, Caroline Thomson, said it would tighten up its procedures to "strengthen the prevention and handling of" sex abuse cases.

Ten per cent of staff in some countries had been sexually assaulted by colleagues or witnessed abuse, she added. Lawrence was worldwide programmes director from 2006 to 2014, when she became deputy chief executive.

An Oxfam spokeswoman on Wednesday said the aid agency had received 1,270 cancellations of donations by direct debit between Saturday and Monday - compared to a normal monthly average of 600.

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