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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 Byanyima…
One of the Oxfam workers sacked over sexual misconduct allegations in earthquake-shattered Haiti was later re-hired by the charity in Ethiopia. The decision to employ the man as a consultant in the African nation was described by the charity as a "serious error". Several staff were sacked or resigned in…
A former victim of Barry Bennell's abuse told jurors that ex-Wales manager Gary Speed and three other men linked to the paedophile coach when they were young footballers had gone on to commit suicide. He told the court that he tried to contact the parents of Speed, who hanged himself…
Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been convicted of abusing more young footballers after grooming them with claims that he could fulfil their dreams of a career in the sport. The 64-year-old, who has previously received three jail sentences for similar offences, was found guilty at Liverpool Crown Court of 43…
A Scottish international aid charity has confirmed it has dealt with two cases of alleged sexual misconduct involving children. The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf) said one case involved a junior staff member for a joint organisation with other UK and Irish Catholic charities in Ethiopia, and the other…
A Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (Cafod) employee accused of sexual misconduct when he worked for Oxfam in Haiti has been dismissed from his current role, the charity said. Director Chris Bain (pictured) said the employee was sacked after the charity received a reference from Oxfam which confirmed the allegations…
Oxfam's handling of sex allegations has been condemned by the Government - with a threat that millions in taxpayer funding could be cut off. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said Oxfam had failed to show "moral leadership" and had failed to properly inform donors, regulators and prosecutors about the actions…
Minnie Driver has become the first celebrity to quit as an Oxfam ambassador following allegations senior staff working in crisis zones paid for sex with vulnerable locals. The Good Will Hunting star resigned after 20 years with the charity, saying she was "horrified" by the scandal. In a statement published…
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