Oxfam and the British charities in the eye of the storm

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The degrading activities related to sexual abuse committed by some male staff of Oxfam's humanitarian department during emergency assistance to Haiti in the 2011earthquake has been the subject of a public scandal that has been widely reported by the media and condemned by government agencies in the United Kingdom. While the events took place in Haiti in 2011 the press reports have exploded in the UK and internationally from February 9 of current year not only have they affected Oxfam’s integrity, reputation and credibility, but they have also focused wider attention on all development and humanitarian assistance organizations who provide assistance globally.


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