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Oxfam announces comprehensive action plan after 'stain' of sex scandal

Oxfam announces comprehensive action plan after 'stain' of sex scandal”

"What happened in Haiti and afterwards is a stain on Oxfam that will shame us for years, and rightly so", Byanyima said, adding: "From the bottom of my heart I am asking for forgiveness".

"I'm really inviting anyone who has been a victim of abuse by anyone in our organization to come forward".

"We need to make sure anyone guilty of such gross misconduct is not able to move between different organisations, exposing more vulnerable people to risk", said Byanyima.

Meanwhile, the British worldwide development secretary said Oxfam had agreed to withdraw from bidding for any new United Kingdom government funding until government officials are satisfied the charity "can meet the high standards we expect of our partners".

"Oxfam do outstanding work all over the world and we firmly believe that the good does still far outweigh the appalling behaviour of the few whose actions have caused such harm".

Eavis, daughter of Glastonbury founder and co-organiser Michael Eavis, said they had been "horrified at the reports in the news" but had been assured by the charity they were taking action "to ensure a vigorous safeguarding plan for the future".

"I'm appointing a high-level, independent commission that will look into our culture and our practices and make recommendations to make us stronger at protecting our people", she told the BBC.

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Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam GB, admitted the organization needed to reform, but said "the scale and the intensity of the attacks feels out of proportion to the level of culpability".

The British branch of Oxfam has been rocked by allegations that some of the charity's aid workers used prostitutes in Haiti following the 2010 quake.

"I struggle to understand why they didn't respond immediately to that call for additional resource", she said.

"I think (her criticism) was very unbalanced, and ironically didn't give enough credit to the very work that she promoted", he told the paper.

More than 1,000 direct debits to the charity were cancelled over the weekend and Mr Goldring said on Friday that the revelations could have a "substantial effect on public confidence, which would affect public donations".

Oxfam has nearly 10,000 staff working in more than 90 countries across the globe.

The charity is also introducing a number of immediate measures - including creating a new global database of accredited referees to combat "unreliable" references by past or current staff, and extra resources for the charity's safeguarding processes. The names of the men involved have already been shared with the authorities in Haiti.



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