government has ordered Oxfam to hand over files on charity staff who
paid for sex in earthquake-torn Haiti. The demand follows an
investigation by The
Times that revealed Oxfam covered up the use
of prostitutes by senior aid workers.
Hancock, the culture secretary who is responsible for charity
regulation, said: “These allegations are deeply shocking and Oxfam
must now provide the Charity Commission with all the evidence they
hold of events that happened in Haiti as a matter of urgency.
reported historic behaviour of senior aid workers is abhorrent and
completely unacceptable. Charities must ensure that they have the
highest standards of transparency and safeguarding procedures in place
to protect vulnerable people and maintain the trust of the public.”
A Times investigation…