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Ex-Oxfam official denies organising orgies as Haiti opens probe

Ex-Oxfam official denies organising orgies as Haiti opens probe

Byanyima admitted that the organization was not without its problems, and promised an independent commission would be appointed to investigate the claims against Oxfam director Roland van Hauwermeiren.

Linda Walker, 63, from Hurley, said: "I'd hope that the collective intelligence of the people who live in Henley would appreciate the people who work in these shops do it for nothing and shouldn't be targeted".

An Oxfam sign is seen on a kiosk that was used to distribute water in Corail, a camp for displaced people of the 2010 quake, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 13, 2018.

She invited victims to come forward "for justice to be done" for them, saying she was "here for all the women who have been abused". The European Commission has also said it could cut off its funding for Oxfam which stands at around 68 million euros ($84 million) a year.

She added: "In light of these allegations, we will be reviewing our association with Oxfam as a participant volunteering provider".

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In her letter to NGOs, Mordaunt said responses to DfID must confirm that a safe and trusted environment was provided that safeguarded anyone their organisation had contact with; and that there was an organisational culture that prioritised safeguarding and took a proper and sensitive approach to the reporting of incidents.

British charity Oxfam on Friday unveiled an action plan to tackle sexual misconduct following the "stain" of a prostitution scandal although the man at the centre of the allegations denied organising orgies.

On Friday, Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima spoke with the BBC about the scandal that has rocked the humanitarian aid organization over the past week.

A charity ambassador has said he will stand by a charity that's now embroiled in a sex scandal because punishing the entire charity would be wrong. We need to work with governments, regulators, women's rights organisations and others in the sector to implement urgent reforms.

Oxfam received £31.7million from the British government in 2016-17.

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The charity said it was committed to publishing its 2011 internal investigation into the Haiti scandal "as soon as possible".

Doctors Without Borders said on Wednesday it had dealt with 24 cases of sexual harassment or abuse among its 40,000 staff previous year, and dismissed 19 people as a result.

Other Catholic aid organizations who work in Haiti also say that they have protocols for aid workers and partners in worldwide development, meant to ensure the protection of the vulnerable people they serve.

Mark Goldring, the chief executive, said that critics were "gunning" for Oxfam and that the criticism was out of proportion after revelations that senior staff has paid sex workers in Haiti following the devastating 2010 natural disaster.

The investigation was launched a day after Oxfam Great Britain's deputy chief executive resigned and apologized to the government and donors.

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