Oxfam Great Britain has been banned from operating in Haiti


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Oxfam Great Britain has been banned from operating in Haiti

The charity will no longer be allowed to operate in the country

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 – 6:34am

The government of Haiti has announced a ban on Oxfam GB, following allegations of sexual misconduct by a number of the charity’s workers.

In a statement, it said Oxfam’s status as a non-government organisation would be withdrawn “for violation of Haitian law and serious violation of the principle of the dignity of the human beings”.

The charity suspended work in Haiti in February.

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While it was “disappointed”, it said, it also “understands the Haiti Government’s decision”.

The charity added: “The behaviour of some former Oxfam staff working in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake was completely unacceptable. We have apologised to the government and the Haitian people for what happened.”

An Oxfam report, written in 2011 and made public this year, revealed that “the group’s then-country director, Roland van Hauwermeiren, had admitted …read more

Source:: The Week – All news


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