Oxfam panel will review practices in charity


  BRITISH aid organisation Oxfam said today that it would create an independent commission to review the charity’s practices and culture after accusations of sexual misconduct in Haiti. The Times newspaper reported last week that some Oxfam staff had paid for sex with prostitutes in Haiti after the country’s 2010 earthquake. Oxfam, one of the world’s biggest disaster relief charities, has neither confirmed nor denied that specific account, but has said an internal investigation in 2011 confirmed sexual misconduct occurred, and it has apologised. Oxfam said in a statement that its “High-Level Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change”…

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