Save the Children formally investigated by regulator over whether it covered up bosses’ sexual misconduct 

One of world’s most famous children’s charities is being formally investigated over whether it covered up allegations of misconduct and harassment against senior executives. The Charity Commission announced that it is opening a statutory inquiry into Save the Children over its handling of the allegations between 2012 and 2015. A statutory inquiry is the most…

Oxfam faces further allegations of harassment cover-up

Oxfam has been accused of further failures in Haiti by keeping a senior aid worker in the earthquake-torn country for more than a year, despite reported sexual harassment claims. According to an internal report seen by The Times, the charity attempted to «contain» sexual harassment allegations involving Raphael Mutiku, an aid worker who led Oxfam’s…

Dozens of new abuse allegations reported by 26 UK aid charities in past three weeks, Penny Mordaunt says — but regulator keeps them secret

Dozens of allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment — some involving children — have been reported by some of the UK’s biggest aid charities in the past three weeks, Penny Mordaunt said today. The International Development secretary said that one in seven aid charities which accept public money had reported breaches in the past…

More than 230 workers at Britain’s top charity shops investigated for sexually inappropriate behaviour

Hundreds of workers from charity shops run by nationally-known organisations including Age UK, Barnado’s, Shelter and Oxfam have been investigated for sexually inappropriate behaviour – some involving children. A survey of 10 of the UK’s biggest charities — which together operate 4,000 shops on Britain’s streets – uncovered at least 230 allegations about staff and…

Government department responsible for tackling the ‘sex for aid’ scandal admits up to four of its staff were reported for sexual harassment 

The Government department responsible for tackling the “sex for aid” scandal has admitted up to four of its own staff were reported for sexual harassment last year. Penny Mordaunt, the Aid Secretary, has been forced to order an internal investigation into allegations of “sexual misconduct”, after the Department for International Development appeared to publish figures…

Britons are ‘sceptical’ about how we spend their aid money, admits Penny Mordaunt after Oxfam sex scandal

Britons are “sceptical” about how the Government and charities spend their money on aid projects Penny Mordaunt has admitted in the wake of the sex scandal that has rocked voluntary organisations. The International Development secretary told senior figures in the voluntary sector that the British people are “incredibly generous” and are “in favour of aid”….

Save the Children boss quit after admitting to sending ‘unsuitable and thoughtless’ texts to female members of staff

The former chief executive of Save the Children resigned after he admitted making «unsuitable and thoughtless» comments to three young female members of staff, it emerged on Tuesday. Justin Forsyth, who is now deputy executive director at Unicef, «apologised unreservedly» to the women after sending them text messages commenting on how they looked and what…

Save the Children boss quit after admitting making ‘unsuitable’ comments to female members of staff

The former chief executive of Save the Children resigned after he admitted making «unsuitable and thoughtless» comments to three young female members of staff, it emerged last night. Justin Forsyth, who is now deputy executive director at Unicef, «apologised unreservedly» to the women after sending them text messages commenting on how they looked and what…

Oxfam executives ‘deliberately misled’ regulators and ‘betrayed public’ over Haiti sex scandal

Oxfam executives «betrayed the public» and may have deliberately misled charity regulators and the authorities, the International Development Secretary has said.  Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, accused the charity’s former chief executive and president of putting Oxfam’s reputation ahead of the people that they were supposed to be helping. She also warned that Britain…

Oxfam boss faces calls to quit as he is confronted by MPs over handling of Haiti sex scandal

The head of Oxfam is facing calls by MPs to resign over his handling of the Haiti sex scandal amid mounting criticism of his leadership.  Mark Goldring, the chief executive of Oxfam, has been accused of making «grave errors» in his response to the scandal ahead of an appearance before the International… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/02/20/oxfam-boss-faces-calls-quit-confronted-mps-handling-haiti-sex/

Oxfam sex scandal is ‘tip of the iceberg’, Haitian president claims

The president of Haiti has revealed that the sex scandal surrounding Oxfam staff in Haiti is the “tip of the iceberg” amid claims that staff from Medecins Sans Frontier were repatriated from his country for “misconduct”. President Jovenel Moise said other charities should be investigated for covering up sex abuse in the wake of the…

Oxfam boss baffled by ‘ferocious’ criticism claiming critics are ‘gunning’ for the charity

The Oxfam chief executive said he did not understand the «ferocious» criticism the charity had received and appeared to attempt to defend his organisation by insisting they did not murder babies. Mark Goldring, the chief executive, claimed critics motivated by an anti-aid agenda were “gunning” for Oxfam leaving the charity “savaged”. In an interview with The…

Children’s rights campaigner jailed for abusing a 12-year-old boy

A children’s rights campaigner and former Unicef consultant has been jailed for abusing a 12-year-old boy. Peter Newell, 77, managed a charity that received hundreds of thousands of pounds from the NSPCC, Barnardo’s, Save the Children and Unicef. He was jailed last month at Blackfriars crown court after admitting five charges relating to the rape…

Desmond Tutu resigns as an Oxfam ambassador 

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has resigned as a global ambassador for Oxfam claiming he is “disappointed” at claims its staff indulged in sex parties. The South African Nobel Peace Prize winner’s decision to resign means a total of four of the charity’s 15 celebrity ambassadors have now severed links with Oxfam. A statement from the 86-year-old…

Stephen Fry wants Oxfam to ‘put house in order’

Stephen Fry has become the latest celebrity to distance himself from Oxfam as ambassadors and supporters failed to publicly back the charity embroiled in a sex scandal. The comedian has often supported Oxfam, most notably urging people to donate 500,000 books to raise £1 million in a high profile campaign in 2012. But a spokeswoman…

Oxfam sex abuse scandal: Can the charity survive the crisis?

In the space of a week Oxfam has gone from one of the country’s best known charities, fronted by some of the biggest names in Hollywood, to an organisation facing “obliteration” in the wake of the escalating sexual abuse crisis. The scandal, in which it is alleged that the charity covered up allegations its employees used sex…

Oxfam scandal boss resigned years earlier over sex allegations

The man at the centre of the Oxfam sex scandal had left an earlier charity job after it was claimed he was involved in sex parties with young women  in Liberia. Roland van Hauwermeiren, 68, had been working in the West African country when a colleague became so alarmed by his behaviour that she reported…

Government threatens to withdraw funding as Oxfam faces fresh allegations over workers using prostitutes in Chad  

Oxfam faces fresh allegations over former employees using prostitutes while working in Chad, as the Government warns that the charity will have its funding withdrawn if it fails to comply with the authorities. Just days after the charity was accused of covering up a prostitution scandal in Haiti, it has been alleged that former aid…

Forty-two people hold the same wealth as half the world, Oxfam says

The gulf between the world’s richest and poorest people is widening, Oxfam has claimed, with a report by the charity revealing that 42 people hold the same amount of wealth as the 3.7bn people who make up the poorest half of the world’s population. The report, published to coincide with the first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos – which is often…

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