UK official warns Oxfam to hand over all info on sex case

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She challenged Oxfam bosses to explain why a resulting investigation saw four staff dismissed and three resign - with no public disclosure.

Thompson said she shared the "anger and shame that behavior like that highlighted in Haiti in 2011 happened in our organization".

"Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to stop individuals falsifying references, getting others that were dismissed to act as referees and claiming it was a reference from Oxfam", a spokeswoman added.

"I'm deeply ashamed [of] Oxfam's behaviour and everybody, the 25,000 staff and volunteers are compromised by this", CEO Mark Goldring said.

Roland van Hauwermeiren, who has been at the centre of Haiti sex scandal, was running Oxfam's Chad operation at the time. "We were not told about the nature of these events".

Mordaunt says there was a failure of "moral leadership" at Oxfam.

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The British Red Cross said a "small number of cases of harassment" had been reported in the UK.

And it will extend an existing review into bad behaviour and the charity's culture to include looking at how people are hired and managing of staff in challenging environments.

What I'm apologising for is that nine Oxfam staff behaved in a way that was totally unacceptable and contrary to our values, and that led much more responsible staff to make decisions which are now seen by some as being marginal or inappropriate.

The charity chose to allow Mr Van Hauwermeiren to step down from his position and crucially didn't share details of the termination of contract with his new employer.

"I think it is a complete betrayal of both the people that Oxfam were there to help, and also the people that sent them there to do that job - it's a scandal", she said.

Britain has warned Oxfam that it may lose government funding if the anti-poverty charity doesn't hand over all the information it has about a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti by some of its aid workers.

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All of these would be followed up, she told the BBC's Andrew Marr.

Oxfam said it now had a dedicated safeguarding team, a confidential whistleblowing hotline and safeguarding contact point within countries, and a code of conduct that stipulated: "I will also not exchange money, offers of employment, employment, goods or services for sex or sexual favours".

Oxfam's chairwoman of United Kingdom trustees, Caroline Thomson, said it was working to "address the underlying cultural issues that allowed this behaviour to happen".

Ms Mordaunt called the behaviour utterly despicable and threatened to cut the charity off from Government funding if she was unsatisfied with answers from an upcoming meeting on Monday.

She added: "what is so disturbing about Oxfam is that when this was reported to them, they completely failed to do the right thing".

"Our approach to this matter would have been different had the full details that have been reported been disclosed to us", the commission said.

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