giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com May 24, 2018


Oxfam prostitutes SCANDAL: Government officials warn charity will be probed

12 February 2018, 12:34 | Darnell Patrick

Oxfam prostitutes SCANDAL: Government officials warn charity will be probed

Oxfam prostitutes SCANDAL: Government officials warn charity will be probed

She said: "It's a complete betrayal, both of the people Oxfam were there to help and also the people who were sent there to do that job - it's a scandal".

The Times' report was based on sources familiar with the organization's work in Haiti around that time as well as a report summarizing an internal Oxfam investigation into the allegations.

Ministers have launched an investigation into claims that foreign aid officials brushed off allegations of child abuse committed by aid workers.

The Times reported Friday that the government secretary responsible for charity regulation was calling for Oxfam to provide more information about the staffers who had paid for sex in Haiti.

It is a "complete betrayal of both the people Oxfam were there to help and also the people that sent them there to do that job", Britain's global development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, told BBC News, which noted that the nonprofit received $44 million in government funds a year ago. It said significant improvements have already been made since 2011.

Caroline Thomson, Oxfam's chairwoman of trustees in the United Kingdom, said the charity was "ashamed" of what had happened in Haiti, adding that it prides itself on "being a transparent organisation".

When it happened, she said, new whistle-blowing procedures, safeguarding practises and training were put in place.

Oxfam Chief Executive Mark Goldring said Saturday it receives less than 10 percent of its funding from DFID and hoped to continue working with the department while rebuilding trust with the public.

"I have so much respect for Oxfam, they do great work, but this is a sector-wide problem".

Ghanaian music star, Ebony Reigns, dies in vehicle crash
Ebony's passing comes on the back of a stellar 2017 where she rose to superstardom in Ghanaian popular culture. Ebony died Thursday evening in a heavy traffic accident on Sunyani-Kumasi Road.


Former Penn State football coach Tom Bradley hired by Steelers
He told PennLive this past season that he does not want to give up coaching Pittsburgh's current core of defensive line talent. Knowing Coach Mitchell, who was a coach at LSU when I played.


Bernardeschi celebrated against Fiorentina 'out of respect for the fans'
The champions broke the deadlock 10 minutes into the second half thanks to a strike from Federico Bernardeschi . And with five minutes of normal time remaining, Juventus again responded to the danger in devastating fashion.


During the probe, Oxfam dismissed four staff members and another three resigned, including van Hauwermeiren.

She told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: I am affording them the opportunity to tell me in person what they did after these events and I'm going to be looking to see if they are displaying the moral leadership that I think they need to now.

It said Oxfam's leaders had "showed a lack of judgement" in their handling of the matter and their level of openness with the government and Charity Commission.

Ms Mordaunt said it was her "absolute priority" to keep the world's most vulnerable people safe from harm.

Ms Mordaunt announced she would meet the charity on Monday to discuss the case, and said: 'If the moral leadership at the top of the organisation is not there then we cannot have you as a partner'.

Hundreds of people, many of them Haitian, demonstrate against racism in Times Square on Martin Luther King (MLK) Day on January 15, 2018 in New York City. Asked if that was a lie, Mordaunt said: "Well, quite".

In a further warning to the charity, she said: "If they do not hand over all the information that they have from their investigation and subsequently to the relevant authorities, including the Charity Commission and prosecuting authorities, then I can not work with them any more as an aid delivery partner".

"What is so disturbing about Oxfam is that when this was reported to them, they completely failed to do the right thing", she said.



Other News

Trending Now

Guess to investigate Kate Upton's misconduct allegations after shares tank
In an earlier this week, Upton said about her experiences with Marciano: "It took a huge toll on my confidence and self-worth. Over the summer, Hadid was fined and ordered to perform community service for violating building codes, LACurbed reported .

American Gerard wins men's snowboard slopestyle at PyeongChang Olympics
Ontario's Tyler Nicholson finished seventh with a best score of 76.41, while Quebecer Sebastien Toutant finished 11th with a best of 61.08.

Intel Does it Again: Winter Olympics Drone Light Show Breaks Record
Three hundred Intel Shooting Star drones were supposed to fly live, but poor conditions kept them grounded. It's a new PB for Intel's team for the most drones flown simultaneously.

Indiana Basketball: Saturday look around the Big Ten
Miles Bridges was a one-man crew dribbling to his right and firing off a deep three to break the tie and defeat Purdue 68-65. Michigan State jumped in front for the first time when Bridges made a jumper near the top of the key with 9:06 left.

Kalla wins, Bjoergen makes history at Winter Olympics
The Norwegian won her 11th career medal to break a tie with Raisa Smetanina of Russian Federation and Stefania Belmondo of Italy. Gold medals will also be decided Saturday in speed skating, short-track speed skating, ski jumping and biathlon.

Disney raises ticket, annual pass prices at Disneyland and Walt Disney World
However, Sunday's move was widely expected as the park prepares for the 2019 opening of its much-anticipated " Star Wars " land. That means that at some point in 2018, multi-day tickets to Walt Disney World's theme parks will become date-specific.

Mourinho states Pogba's case for the defence
For me, it was preparation of the games. "I've settled in well and am keen to help the team climb the table". Mourinho spoke well of Benitez ahead of the game as tensions between the pair seemingly continue to thaw.

Eagles Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich Is Favorite for Colts Head Coach Opening
After winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history, the Eagles are watching their championship coaching staff dismantled. Reich may want to take some current Eagles assistants with him, too, keeping in line with the business model that is the NFL.

AIMPLB is a terrorist organisation, must be banned: Shia Waqf Board
In its executive body meeting on Friday, the AIMPLB had made a decision to take a disciplinary action against Nadvi. Sunday is the last day of the AIMPLB's plenary meeting and will end after a big public meet in the evening.

Nancy Pelosi Quotes from Bible in Filibuster-Style Speech for Dreamers
Her speech explained why. "Second, Trump just offered three times as many people as Barack Obama ever dreamed of". Pelosi read heart-rending testimonies from Dreamers who had written their representatives about their lives.