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Oxfam worker 'paid for sex', others bullied witness: inquiry

Oxfam worker 'paid for sex', others bullied witness: inquiry

According to Sky news, Oxfam's worldwide executive director Winnie Byanyima has also apologised, calling the scandal "shameful".

Goldring also apologized for his comments on playing down the seriousness of the scandal.

In addition, a Haitian natural disaster victim revealed disgraced Oxfam official Roland van Hauwermeiren had sex with her when she was just 17.

The findings were part of a previously confidential report released by Oxfam on Monday as the charity responds to newspaper stories suggesting it covered up allegations that seven employees used prostitutes on the charity's property while working in Haiti after the 2010 quake that devastated the country.

The committee met in a special session to discuss the Oxfam scandal.

Oxfam staff had been stationed on Haiti to provide support following the devastating quake in 2010 which killed thousands of people. The names of other staff involved in the scandal have been redacted in the report.

Oxfam said today: "We are making this exceptional publication because we want to be as transparent as possible about the decisions we made during this particular investigation and in recognition of the breach of trust that has been caused".

He added that he and the charity were sorry for "the damage Oxfam has done both to the people of Haiti but also to wider efforts for aid and development by possibly undermining public support". "This is a real problem, it is systemic, it's a large-scale problem and we have to fix it", he said. "I hope I have led Oxfam competently, but that's for others to decide".

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Three of Oxfam's most senior leaders repeatedly apologised for the charity's handling of an internal investigation into the use of prostitutes by staff in Haiti following the devastating 2010 natural disaster.

Oxfam faces having its funding threatened and an investigation by the Charity Commission following the revelations. We have been very clear that we will not work with any organisation that does not live up to the high standards on safeguarding and protection that we require.

But she conceded that she could not guarantee that there are no more sexual predators working for the charity, although it would "build a new culture that doesn't tolerate that behaviour".

Haiti was devastated by an quake in 2010. It was groping me, grabbing me, kissing me and I was just trying to shove him off'.

"That's shocking", she said.

"I have tried hard to balance work and sleep over the last two weeks".

Pauline Latham, a member of the panel and Conservative MP for Mid Derbyshire, accused Oxfam of "dealing with women and girls as though they are trinkets".

Geneva-based Doctors Without Borders said it was looking into his comments.

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