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Oxfam Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Simon Ticehurst(R) and Oxfam Intermon Executive Affiliate Unit head, Margalida Massot(L),gather after a meeting with the Minister of Planning and External Cooperation, Aviol Fleurant, in the offices of Minister of Planning and External ...
"Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has supported Oxfam International's good work for many years‚ most recently as one of its global ambassadors. The Archbishop is deeply disappointed by allegations of immorality and possible criminality involving humanitarian workers linked to the charity. He is also ...

"Oxfam has apologized to the Haitian government and people for abuses by former staff that occurred in 2011. Oxfam is committed to putting in place a number of wide-sweeping initiatives to improve its global safeguarding policies and practices, including the establishment of an independent commission ...
About 7,000 people have stopped making regular donations to Oxfam since it emerged some of its staff used prostitutes in Haiti, MPs have heard. Oxfam boss Mark Goldring apologised to the International Development Committee for the damage done to people in Haiti and the wider efforts of aid workers.
In a statement accompanying the report Oxfam explained why it was publishing its inquiry. “We are making this exceptional publication because we want to be as transparent as possible about the decisions we made during this particular investigation and in recognition of the breach of trust that has been ...
Oxfam has revealed that three of the men accused of sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation. The charity has published its internal report on alleged abuse by some of its staff following public pressure. In the 2011 report, Oxfam said "more needed" to be done ...

The Charities Commission said on Saturday it had received a report from Oxfam in August 2011 about an ongoing internal investigation into allegations of misconduct by Haiti programme staff members, including claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour, bullying, harassment and the intimidation of staff.
Aid charities are to be told to take action to restore trust and improve standards following the sex scandal which engulfed the sector. The international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, and the Charity Commission are to tell charities, regulatory bodies and experts that it is a “crucial moment” and ...
Oxfam has admitted it knew about a Save the Children report from a decade ago that suggested "significant" abuse was being carried out by aid ... The 2008 report surfaced on Friday following a series of allegations this month where Oxfam's workers have been accused of using prostitutes in Haiti in the ...
Sexual misconduct by staff of British charity Oxfam is only the tip of an "iceberg", according to Haiti's President who has called for investigations into Doctors Without Borders and other aid organisations that came to the country after its 2010 earthquake.
A boy stands next to an Oxfam sign on a kiosk that was used to distribute water to people left homeless after the 2010 earthquake, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters. The #MeToo movement has been sparking change across the world. Now the ...
The head of Oxfam International has said she will be appointing an independent commission to investigate claims of sexual exploitation. Executive director Winnie Byanyima promised to root out any wrongdoing at the charity and provide justice for anyone abused by its staff. In an interview with the BBC, Ms ...
'If refugees or displaced people need clean water and safe sanitation provided in a camp tomorrow, then Oxfam has the track record to deliver it.' Photograph: Yui Mok/PA. This has unquestionably been a dire week for Oxfam and other NGOs, for all who support them – and for the millions who benefit from ...
South African Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu, British actress Minnie Driver and Senegalese musician Baaba Maal have all resigned as Oxfam celebrity ambassadors in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations and Britain's charity regulator has launched an investigation. Mark Goldring, chief executive ...
Oxfam is the Harvey Weinstein of aid. Also in The Spectator's Notes: Would it be better if there was no head of the Commonwealth? Charles Moore. US film producer Harvey Weinstein (Photo: Getty). Charles Moore. 17 February 2018. 9:00 AM. 17 February 2018. 9:00 AM ...
In an interview with the Guardian, Mark Goldring repeated his apology for Oxfam's failings and acknowledged that major reforms were needed. But warning that the controversy has already affected vital donations, he accused critics of “gunning” for the charity and said some were motivated in part by an ...
A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam spread Wednesday, as French group Doctors Without Borders revealed it had fired 19 staff last year for harassment or abuse. The Paris-based group, known by its French acronym MSF, said it had received 146 complaints or ...

OXFAM aid workers sent to help typhoon victims in the Philippines spent weeks lounging around an upmarket hotel with underage girls, it has been claimed. British pilot Chris Jacobs said guests at the five-star Marco Polo hotel were disgusted by the sight of “older male staff” cavorting with girls who ...
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has stepped down as an ambassador for global charity Oxfam in the wake of a sex scandal that has rocked the organisation. It was reported last week that some Oxfam staff paid for sex with prostitutes in Haiti while in the country after the devastating 2010 earthquake. It is alleged ...
Gurpreet Singh was dismissed for sexual misconduct in 2011 but just months later he was employed by the charity as a consultant in Ethiopia. Oxfam are now looking at whether any issues about his conduct were raised in the African country and say it highlights the need for a "sector-wide approach to the ...
A Catholic charity has sacked a worker after it emerged he had been accused of sexually exploiting vulnerable people in Haiti while working for Oxfam. Cafod said it was "unaware" of the claims until contacted this week by the Times, which broke the Oxfam story. Meanwhile, Sengalese singer Baaba Maal ...
Roland van Hauwermeiren was repeatedly able to find work in the aid sector despite twice agreeing to resign over sexual misconduct allegations. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters. The aid official embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal at the charity Oxfam had allegedly been forced out by another ...
Oxfam has been plunged into further chaos after the chairman of its international arm was arrested as part of a corruption investigation. Juan Alberto Fuentes Knight, chair of Oxfam International's board of supervisors, was detained in Guatemala amid a widening scandal in the UK over the alleged use of ...
MUMBAI: REDFM joined hands with globally recognized charitable organization Oxfam India to support equality across education, health and gender, through the all new edition of Oxfam's 'Trailwalker' – A global phenomenon which was hosted in Bangalore recently. The event saw many teams of four ...
Oxfam, an international non-governmental organization in its enduring commitment to creating a world without poverty where people are capable of building a livelihood, in collaboration with BudgIt Information Technology Network Lagos, on Tuesday held a media chat/conference with relevant ...
Oxfam's new report, “Reward Work, Not Wealth”, says co-ops can offer a solution to the world's “inequality crisis”. The report shows that last year a new billionaire was created every two days, with dangerous, poorly paid work supporting the extreme wealth of the few. 82% of all wealth created last year went ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Thousands of refugees and residents in the Afrin region of Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) are in desperate need of proper medical and humanitarian services, Oxfam warned on Monday. In an official press release, Oxfam, an international confederation of charitable organizations, ...
More than 80 per cent of all the wealth generated last year globally, flowed into the coffers of the richest one percent, an Oxfam report has revealed. The report says last year saw the biggest increase in billionaires in history – widening the gap between the rich and poor even more. ADVERTISING.
Last November, the Burberry Foundation announced that it is handing a three million pounds grant to Oxfam to help struggling communities in the Italian region of Tuscany, once a thriving hub of luxury leather and clothing manufacturing. The foundation grant has been earmarked to support “community ...
For an organisation that is required by law to be non-party political, Oxfam gives plenty of ammunition to its critics. It stands accused of being anti-capitalist, anti-wealth and anti-Conservative. Some have even gone so far as to suggest that it is now a front-group for extreme Left-wing Corbynistas. It certainly ...
“I was working in West Heidelberg in the old Olympic village,” the chief executive of Oxfam Australia told the Guardian of her earliest days as a community advocate. “These were poor families, many facing generational poverty, but they taught me an enormous amount about the resilience of human beings, ...
An international nongovernmental organization, Oxfam in Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to work more to block all the leakages that powerful individuals explore to avoid tax and collect huge returns. Acting Country Director, Oxfam in Nigeria, Constant Tchona, made the call at a media ...
“The development charity Oxfam has called for action to tackle the growing gap between rich and poor as it launched a new report showing that 42 people hold as much wealth as the 3.7 billion who make up the poorest half of the world's population. In a report published on Monday to coincide with the ...
Speculation has surrounded the charity's shop in Montrose for the last few months, with the charity previously stating the shop's future was under review. A decision to close the Orange Lane shop has now been taken and 'for sale' signs will be erected shortly. Tom Richardson, Oxfam's operations manager ...
PARIS: The world's richest one per cent raked in 82pc of the wealth last year while the poorest half of the population received none, Oxfam said on Monday, as the world's elite prepared to mingle at the World Economic Forum in Davos. A new report from the charity also found that the wealth of billionaires ...
Poverty alleviation charity Oxfam has come under fire from free market advocates on Twitter today, as it released research implying that wealth inequality is worsening. An Oxfam employee tweeted from the charity's account that "we have an extreme form of capitalism that only works for those at the top.
“The billionaire boom is not a sign of a thriving economy but a symptom of a failing economic system,” said Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International's executive director. “The people who make our clothes, assemble our phones and grow our food are being exploited to ensure a steady supply of cheap goods, ...
A new report by Oxfam says global economic inequality widened last year, with 82 percent of all wealth created going to the richest 1 percent. In contrast, the poorer half of the entire world's population received none of the new wealth at all. The report also says 2017 saw the biggest increase in billionaires ...
In the film Groundhog Day, the protagonist is trapped in an infinite time-loop, constantly repeating the same experiences over and over again, each time hoping it will be the last, yet never seeming to learn the lesson. The 2018 Oxfam report on inequality has been released today with much fanfare, and, just ...
Half of the world's population received no share of all wealth created globally last year, while 82 percent went to the richest one percent, a report by Oxfam International revealed. Billionaires in 2017 increased their wealth by $762bn, enough to end "global extreme poverty seven times over", the UK-based ...
Oxfam Cymru are appealing to the Welsh Government to do their bit in ending global inequality. In Wales they say the wealthiest 16% of people have as much money as the other 84%. Oxfam Cymru says Wales has more people living in relative poverty than any other UK country. They also say the "low ...
Launching the Indian Night at Eastern Aroma in Campsie in aid of the Oxfam Rohinghya Crisis Appeal, Noel McCarter (Omagh Oxfam manager), Swapan Chowdhury (proprietor of Eatern Aroma), Jamie Roulston (Oxfam volunteer), Nahim Azizur (Eastern Aroma) and Veronica MCafee (Oxfam volunteer).
Oxfam activists stage a satirical street-play mimicking wealthy people hidding their money in tax haven, on December 5, 2017 near the European institutions in Brussels, within a meeting of European Union ministers over a credible blacklist of non-EU tax havens. The EU has struggled for over a year to ...
Oxfam has reported that despite last month's temporary lifting of the Saudi led-coalition blockade of Yemen's northern ports, the country has only been able to import 18% of its monthly fuel requirements and just over half its monthly food needs in the past three and a half weeks. These ports provide most of ...
In fact they might actually be your clothes – because Oxfam has emerged as an unlikely rising star of the UK's fast-growing online fashion scene as it casts an increasingly canny eye over the branded cast-offs and vintage styles dumped in bin bags on its shops' doorsteps every day. “It is a big secret but ...
BTAP is a three-year project funded by the European Committee that runs from March 2015 to March 2018, seeking to address the mismatch between the top-down budget process and bottom-up socio-economic development planning at a local level. The overall objective of the projectis to contribute to ...
Oxfam charity shop ransacked during burglary. PUBLISHED: 13:32 09 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:36 09 January 2018. Chris Flanagan. Oxfam in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar. Picture: Google Street View. Archant ...
The Oxfam Food Security for Tanzania Farmers programme (2012–15) aimed to increase food production and income, and improve the quality of life and food security for smallholder farmers, particularly women, in Tanzania. In Lushoto and Korogwe districts, it focused in particular on the domestic ...
“Sales in our high-street shops remained healthy, despite snow in the run-up to the festive period,” said Andrew Horton, Oxfam's trading director. “These shops not only deliver the lion's share of Oxfam's retail income, they are community hubs, vibrant spaces where people work, volunteer, donate, shop and ...
As a result, organisers of the annual Oxfam Pre-loved Book Sale, held in the RSL Hall in Coral Street, Victor Harbor reported a steady stream of buyers and ... President of the Oxfam Southern Fleurieu Group, Mel Reid was pleased to report a new fund raising high of $2200 from the three day sale, held ...


 

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