LONDON (Reuters) – British charity Oxfam failed in its response to allegations of sexual abuse by aid workers in Haiti, tolerated poor behavior and broke promises to meet safeguarding standards, a report by the UK charities’ regulator said on Tuesday.
Oxfam GB said it accepted the findings of the Charity Commission and was implementing its recommendations.
Oxfam - Britain - Charities - Crisis - Year
Oxfam, one of Britain’s biggest charities, was thrown into crisis last year when it was reported that some former staff in Haiti paid for sex while on a mission to help those affected by a 2010 earthquake.
The charity subsequently apologized but the scandal prompted Britain to suspend funding to Oxfam.
Report - Victims - Misconduct - Haiti - Minors
The report found it did not do enough to establish whether the victims of sexual misconduct in Haiti were minors, did not report the allegations and treated senior staff more leniently than junior staff.
While the report found no evidence of a cover-up, it said that the charity’s promises on safeguarding had...
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