Free Press Journal

UK charity watchdog to probe Oxfam


London : Britain’s charity watchdog has begun an inquiry into how Oxfam handled allegations of sexual abuse in Haiti in 2011.

The Charity Commission says documents provided by Oxfam suggest that the charity may not have “fully and frankly disclosed material details about the allegations at the time.” The investigation comes after the resignation of Oxfam Britain’s deputy chief executive, who apologized amid reports that Oxfam staff paid for sex while working among people devastated by a 2010 earthquake.