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Oxfam says former Haiti director admitted hiring sex workers

London - The former Oxfam official at the centre of a prostitution scandal admitted to paying for sex at his charity-funded residence during an internal inquiry into the allegations, a report released Monday by the British organisation said.

Oxfam unveils action plan after 'stain' of sex scandal

London - British charity Oxfam on Friday unveiled an action plan to tackle sexual misconduct following the "stain" of a prostitution scandal although the man at the centre of the allegations denied organising orgies.

Ex-Oxfam official denies organising orgies as Haiti opens probe

Brussels - A former Oxfam country director at the centre of sexual misconduct allegations embroiling the London-based charity has denied organising orgies, as Haiti announced it would open a probe into the spiralling scandal.

Haiti to launch probe into Oxfam sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Haiti's foreign minister said Thursday that his country would open a probe on the sexual misconduct scandal embroiling the British charity Oxfam.

Archbishop Tutu quits Oxfam role over charity's sex scandal

Johanesburg - Retired archbishop and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu announced Thursday that he had quit his role as an ambassador for Oxfam after the British charity was hit by sexual misconduct allegations.

Ex-Oxfam official to give 'his version' on sex scandal: report

Brussels - A former Oxfam country director at the centre of allegations of sexual misconduct embroiling the London-based charity does "not deny everything" but wants to give his version of events, a Belgian daily reported Thursday.

World charities fear being tarred by Oxfam sex scandal

Paris - Humanitarian groups around the world, fearing knock-on effects from the sex scandals that have hurt donations to British charity Oxfam, are under pressure to show heightened vigilance against abuses.

MSF reveals sex abuse cases as Oxfam scandal widens

Paris - A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam spread on Wednesday, as French group Doctors Without Borders revealed it had fired 19 staff last year for harassment or abuse.

Minnie Driver quits Oxfam role over charity sex scandal

London - British actress Minnie Driver quit her role as an Oxfam ambassador late Tuesday, saying she was "devastated" by the charity's response to a sex scandal involving its aid workers.

Oxfam scandal spotlights lack of NGO oversight in poor countries

Port-au-prince - A prostitution scandal embroiling British charity Oxfam has highlighted the lack of oversight with which aid organizations often operate in countries like Haiti, where the government is weak and locals driven to desperation by grinding poverty.

Oxfam chairman arrested in Guatemala

Guatemala City - The chairman of under-fire British charity group Oxfam International, Juan Alberto Fuentes Knight, was arrested Tuesday in his native Guatemala in a swoop related to government graft allegations, officials said.

Haitian president denounces Oxfam handling of sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise has decried Oxfam's handling of a prostitution scandal in the Caribbean nation, calling the situation a "serious violation of human dignity.

Oxfam faces South Sudan abuse claim as sex scandal widens

London - Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling Tuesday after fresh claims of sexual assault and cover-up in South Sudan, as Haiti's president condemned the behaviour of some of its staff in his country as "undignified and dishonest".

Oxfam faces fresh claim of abuse in South Sudan

London - Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling Tuesday after fresh claims of sexual assault and rape, this time between aid workers in South Sudan.

Oxfam deputy head resigns after Haiti sex scandal

London - The deputy chief executive of Oxfam resigned on Monday over the British charity's handling of a prostitution scandal in Haiti involving its staff members and allegations of similar behaviour in Chad.

Oxfam deputy head resigns after Haiti prostitutes scandal

London - The deputy chief executive of Oxfam resigned on Monday over the British charity's handling of a prostitution scandal in Haiti involving its staff members and allegations of similar behaviour in Chad.

EU warns charities after Oxfam sex scandal

Brussels - The EU on Monday ordered Oxfam to explain itself over a 2011 prostitution scandal in Haiti, warning charities that the bloc would cut their funding if they breached ethical standards.

Oxfam vows shake-up after Haiti sex abuse

London - Oxfam announced a new raft of measures to tackle sexual abuse cases after being ordered to meet the British government on Monday to explain its handling of a 2011 prostitution scandal involving its aid workers in Haiti.

UK govt to meet Oxfam Monday over Haiti prostitutes probe

London - Britain's International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt warned Sunday Oxfam must hand over to authorities any information it has collected on a "shocking" staff prostitution scandal in Haiti or face repercussions.

Rich states resettle barely one percent of Syrian refugees: Oxfam

Ginebra - Wealthy countries have resettled only a fraction of the nearly five million refugees who have fled Syria, Oxfam said on Tuesday, urging them to step up and do their share.

Time for action, not words on aid to Syria refugees: Oxfam

Amman - British charity Oxfam on Monday said it was time for concrete action on stumping up aid and not just words and pledges to help the millions of refugees from Syria's conflict.

Richest 1% own more than the rest of us: Oxfam

Paris - The richest one percent of the world's population now own more than the rest of us combined, aid group Oxfam said Monday, on the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

Oxfam assails World Bank arm for rights violations

Washington - The World Bank's private-sector finance unit supported development projects in numerous countries that involved grave violations of human rights, anti-poverty group Oxfam alleged in a new report Thursday.

Oxfam: Number of billionaires has doubled since financial crisis

The number of billionaires in the world has more than doubled since the global financial crisis of 2009, with inequality reaching new extremes, according to a recently-released report from the UK-based charity Oxfam.

Oxfam urges rich nations to take 5% of Syria refugees

Damascus - British charity Oxfam called Tuesday on rich nations to commit to accepting between them at least five percent of Syria's three million refugees and urged them to increase aid contributions.

Food and drink industry makes progress on development: Oxfam

Many of the world's top food and beverage companies are taking steps to improve their social and environmental impact on poor countries, although there is still much more to do, development group Oxfam ...

Op-Ed: 85 people richer than half of world's population- Oxfam

Sydney - If Oxfam’s research is correct, the world’s economy is a lot more inefficient than anyone ever dreamed. This isn’t about “distribution of wealth”, it’s about access to wealth, and it’s a very ugly picture.

Oxfam: World's 100 richest individuals earn enough to end poverty

London - The UK-based charity Oxfam says in a new report that the income of the world's richest one percent has increased by 60 percent in the last 20 years.The report says the world's 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end extreme poverty four times over.

Op-Ed: GOP puts Chicken Little out of job — News we didn’t see in 2012

Sydney - Mainstream media is to democracy what sexual diseases are to public health- Selectively ignorant excuses for morality, however ridiculous and misleading. MSM is a medium which wouldn’t understand a message if it got pregnant with one.

Young fans of 'Hunger Games' join global food justice movement

As Suzanne Collin's movie, "The Hunger Games," makes its $90 billion movie debut, it will be used to bring together a global food justice movement of young fans through the International Oxfam and Harry Potter Alliance’s Imagine Better Project.
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Oxfam Ambassador Scarlett Johansson visits The Newly Arrived Centre in Dadaab camp, Northern Kenya
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Oxfam Ambassador Scarlett Johansson meets with Hawa a camp leader in the Dadaab Camp, Northern Kenya
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