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The Oxfam aid scandal must not be used as “cover” by those who want the UK to slash the help it provides to poorer nations overseas, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The First Minister was clear that any sexual misconduct by aid workers was “completely and utterly unacceptable” and must be…
The family of murdered MP Jo Cox have pledged their support to her embattled widower Brendan after sexual assault allegations from his past resurfaced. Ms Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater said Mr Cox "did the right thing" in admitting "inappropriate" behaviour while he worked at Save the Children in 2015. Mr…
Oxfam's 2011 investigation into the Haiti sex scandal concluded charities should be warned about "problem staff" - only for several accused of abuse to successfully take up future posts in the aid sector. The charity made the recommendations at the end of a report which detailed four dismissals and three…
The head of Oxfam International has said she will be appointing an independent commission to investigate claims of sexual exploitation. Executive director Winnie Byanyima promised to root out any wrongdoing at the charity and provide justice for anyone abused by its staff. In an interview with the BBC, Ms Byanyima…
One of the Oxfam workers sacked over sexual misconduct allegations in earthquake-shattered Haiti was later re-hired by the charity in Ethiopia. The decision to employ the man as a consultant in the African nation was described by the charity as a "serious error". Several staff were sacked or resigned in…
A Scottish international aid charity has confirmed it has dealt with two cases of alleged sexual misconduct involving children. The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf) said one case involved a junior staff member for a joint organisation with other UK and Irish Catholic charities in Ethiopia, and the other…
A Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (Cafod) employee accused of sexual misconduct when he worked for Oxfam in Haiti has been dismissed from his current role, the charity said. Director Chris Bain (pictured) said the employee was sacked after the charity received a reference from Oxfam which confirmed the allegations…
International organisations funded by the Scottish Government have been asked to give assurances over their policies to protect the vulnerable. It comes in the wake of the Oxfam sexual misconduct scandal. The charity has been accused of concealing the findings of an inquiry into claims staff used prostitutes while delivering…
Oxfam's handling of sex allegations has been condemned by the Government - with a threat that millions in taxpayer funding could be cut off. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said Oxfam had failed to show "moral leadership" and had failed to properly inform donors, regulators and prosecutors about the actions…
Minnie Driver has become the first celebrity to quit as an Oxfam ambassador following allegations senior staff working in crisis zones paid for sex with vulnerable locals. The Good Will Hunting star resigned after 20 years with the charity, saying she was "horrified" by the scandal. In a statement published…
The charity watchdog is to begin its inquiry into Oxfam following the aid worker sex scandal which resulted in the resignation of one of its most senior figures. Oxfam issued an "unreserved apology" to the Government, donors, supporters and the people of Haiti over its handling of sex allegations, including…
Oxfam's deputy chief executive has quit in the wake of the aid worker sex scandal saying she was "ashamed" of what had happened. Penny Lawrence said she took full responsibility for what had happened on her watch and was sorry for the "harm and distress" it had caused supporters. Oxfam…
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