Oxfam probes new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses

Oxfam probes new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses

Mr Goldring, the Oxfam GB chief executive, said the reaction to the scandal was "disproportionate" and the "scale and intensity" of criticism did not fit the crimes, adding: 'Anything we say is being manipulated'.

And he also apologised for having played down the accusations when he told the Guardian's Decca Aitkenhead at least staff had not "murdered babies".

Country director Roland van Hauwermeiren admitted paying for sex and was offered a "phased and dignified exit" of resignation if he cooperated with the inquiry.

Last week, The Times reported, citing its sources, that a number of Oxfam workers had been spending time in their official Haiti residence with prostitutes.

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"We've communicated that to the minister and we've given as best we can explanations as to what happened in 2011", Simon Ticehurst, Oxfam's regional director, told reporters on Monday, after meeting Aviol Fleurant, Haiti's minister of planning and external cooperation. I am, we are, sorry for the damage Oxfam has done both to the people of Haiti but also to the wider efforts for aid and development by possibly undermining public support. "However difficult it is to meet the demands of transparency, and however hard it is to confront mistakes of the past, we believe that ultimately, this will help us take meaningful action and become more effective in our mission to tackle poverty and help people hit by disaster". I was thinking about unbelievable work I've seen Oxfam do across the world, most recently with refugees coming from Myanmar.

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The Conservative MP Pauline Latham said she was deeply concerned about the attitude to the Haitian women involved, including comments from Goldring that the charity had been advised not to report it to the authorities in Haiti because of a lack of confidence that any action would be taken.

Publication of the report comes as Oxfam seeks to move past the scandal after the British government on Friday suspended new funding to Oxfam's British affiliate.

The 2011 investigation concluded that other charities should be warned about "problem staff", as several workers accused of abuse went on to take up other posts in the aid sector. We have been very clear that we will not work with any organisation that does not live up to the high standards on safeguarding and protection that we require.

"That's shocking", she said. "We should have said "Please call us - there is cause for concern". Jovenel Moise said: 'There are other NGOs (non-governmental organisations) in the same situation, but they hide the information internally.

Asked how many further revelations had come to his notice since reports of the Haiti scandal emerged two weeks ago, Golding said there had been 26 reports, 16 of which related to worldwide programmes.

Geneva-based Doctors Without Borders said it was looking into his comments.

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