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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:00 PM

Oxfam, British Charity, Admits Sexual Misconduct by Workers in Haiti

Source: New York Times


By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
FEB. 9, 2018

Oxfam, one of Britain's largest charities, acknowledged on Friday that staff members committed “sexual misconduct” in Haiti in 2011, after a news report revealed that senior officials there had hired prostitutes, including for sex parties.

Oxfam fired four people and allowed three others to resign after an investigation, which also found that drivers were sometimes ordered to pick up prostitutes and that orgies were held at houses near Port-au-Prince that were used by the organization’s staff.

The employees included Oxfam’s chief official for Haiti relief and other senior staff members, according to the article, which cited a confidential report by the charity.

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In a statement, Oxfam acknowledged the firings and resignations, including that of the group’s country chief for Haiti, Roland van Hauwermeiren. The behavior was “totally unacceptable” and “related to offenses including bullying, harassment, intimidation and failure to protect staff, as well as sexual misconduct.”


Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/world/americas/oxfam-haiti-sexual-misconduct.html

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Ken Burch Feb 2018 #1

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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:04 PM

1. Oxfam? OXFAM? The group that's always been like the most moral charity ever?

 

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