Oxfam denies 'Haiti prostitutes cover-up' after quake disaster

Oxfam admits that several of his co-workers hired prostitutes after the Haiti earthquake

We expect the charity to include in their review incidents that occurred in 2011.

One source claimed to have seen footage of a "full-on Caligula orgy" with girls in Oxfam T-shirts although this did not form a part of the 2011 report by the charity which did state that "it can not be ruled out that any of the prostitutes were under-aged".

President of Murray Edwards Dame Barbara Stocking is facing allegations that she was involved in the cover up of a recent Oxfam scandal, in which prostitutes were hired by aid workers in Haiti.

According to the British newspaper The Times, Oxfam employees hired young prostitutes in Haiti in 2011 during a mission following the quake that ravaged the country in 2010, killing almost 300,000 people.

Oxfam admits that several of his co-workers hired prostitutes after the Haiti earthquake

The Times said one of the men allowed to resign was the charity's country director Roland van Hauwermeiren.

The charity Oxfam has admitted that some of its employees engaged in sexual misconduct while doing disaster recovery work in Haiti, after an explosive report in a British newspaper detailed allegations that staff members were throwing "Caligula"-like parties with prostitutes at a guest house the charity had rented for them".

One source told the paper employees organised a "full-on Caligula orgy" filled with girls dressed in Oxfam T-shirts. The aid workers were there to provide relief after the 2010 Haiti natural disaster.

A Charity Commission spokesman said: 'In August 2011, Oxfam made a report to the Commission about an ongoing internal investigation into allegations of misconduct by staff members involved in their Haiti programme. We will expect the charity to provide us with assurance that it has learnt lessons from past incidents and is taking all necessary steps to safeguard all who come into with it'.

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The report explained that the misconduct related to inappropriate sexual behaviour, bullying, harassment and the intimidation of staff.

She said: "We are now engaged with the charity regarding its approach to safeguarding following more recent allegations".

Oxfam said it launched an internal investigation immediately in 2011 which established the existence of a "culture of impunity" among some of the staff.

Oxfam officials said they never reported the sexual misconduct to Haitian police because it was "extremely unlikely that any action would be taken".

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'The investigation and its outcome were publicly announced and we kept Oxfam Trustees, the Charity Commission and the DFID informed. Oxfam "did not give us any warning about his unethical behavior, the reasons for his resignation or the results of the internal investigation", the NGO said according to the newspaper.

The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) said Oxfam's leaders "showed a lack of judgment" in the way they investigated the case and in communicating with the government and the British commission that control humanitarian organizations.

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