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U.K. Government To Determine Future Of Oxfam Funding Following Haiti Scandal Revelation

Associated Press: Oxfam to meet with development officials amid Haiti scandal
“Oxfam officials are set to meet with Britain’s international development secretary in a bid to retain government funding amid a deepening scandal over sexual misconduct by the charity’s workers in Haiti…” (2/12).

BBC News: Oxfam Haiti sex claims: Charity ‘failed in moral leadership’
“…[U.K. International Development Secretary] Penny Mordaunt will meet the charity on Monday to hear more about claims staff used prostitutes in Haiti in 2011. She said Oxfam had failed in its ‘moral leadership’ over the ‘scandal’…” (2/11).

Devex: Oxfam announces reforms, due to meet U.K. aid chief after sexual misconduct scandal
“…On Sunday, the charity announced a slew of measures which it said would ‘strengthen the prevention and handling of sexual abuse cases.’ Those measures would include an independent review of the case and of the organization’s recruitment practices in emergency settings…” (Abrahams, 2/12).

Financial Times: U.K. government warns Oxfam it could withdraw funding
“…Ms. Mordaunt said she expected the charity to provide full details of the allegations at a meeting in London on Monday, warning that the government would stop its £32m in annual funding for Oxfam if the charity failed to do so…” (Blitz, 2/11).

Financial Times: Oxfam denies cover-up of Haiti prostitutes scandal
“Oxfam has denied that it tried to cover up the use of prostitutes by its senior staff during the relief effort that followed the 2010 Haiti earthquake…” (Brown, 2/9).

Washington Post: Theresa May blasts Oxfam over allegations that it exploited disaster victims for sex
“…Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman told Reuters that Oxfam needed to do more to prevent such ‘horrific behavior’ from repeating, after the relief group admitted last week that some of its workers paid survivors of a 2010 Haiti earthquake for sex…” (Selk/Rosenberg, 2/12).

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