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Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Paris - Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Paris - Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.

Haiti permanently bans scandal-hit Oxfam charity

Port-au-prince - The Haitian government said Wednesday it has permanently banned international charity Oxfam Great Britain from operating in the country following a scandal over sexual misconduct by some of its workers there.

Oxfam UK chief to quit in wake of Haiti scandal: charity

London - The chief executive of scandal-hit British charity Oxfam announced his resignation Wednesday, saying that someone else should help "rebuild" the group following a prostitution scandal in Haiti.

Oxfam faces fresh Haiti sexual misconduct allegations

London - Oxfam faced fresh allegations of sexual misconduct by staff in Haiti, with a report on Saturday claiming the charity kept a senior aid worker in the earthquake-hit country for over a year despite harassment claims.

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Port-au-prince - Haiti on Thursday suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians after a devastating 2010 earthquake.

Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses

London - Oxfam revealed Tuesday it was investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct since the crisis erupted over its handling of a 2011 prostitution scandal in Haiti, which the British charity called a "wake-up call".

Oxfam probing 26 new cases of sexual misconduct: chief

London - Oxfam said Tuesday it was investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct which had been reported since a scandal broke earlier this month over its handling of a 2011 case in Haiti.

Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti on Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its "shame" and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations.

Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its "shame" and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations.

Oxfam staff bullied witness in prostitution case: inquiry

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday described the behaviour of some Oxfam staff in Haiti as "horrific" after the charity released an internal report revealing that a former top official admitted to paying for sex and three staff threatened a w...

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.
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