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Charity watchdog to launch Oxfam inquiry

13 February 2018
Charity watchdog to launch Oxfam inquiry

The Charity Commission is to begin an investigation into Oxfam’s handling of a sex scandal in which staff hired prostitutes in Haiti in 2011.

The watchdog has concerns the charity may not have «full and frankly disclosed material details».

It comes after Oxfam’s deputy chief executive Penny Lawrence quit over the charity’s response to the revelations.

And a whistleblower said an Oxfam aid worker was accused of coercing a woman to have sex «in exchange for aid».

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