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Oxfam warned it could lose millions in funding over sex crimes scandal
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Posted on: February 12th 2018
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Senior leaders of British aid organization Oxfam are to...
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Senior leaders of British aid organization Oxfam are to meet government officials Monday amid warnings it could lose public funding over allegations its staff hired prostitutes in Haiti.

Ahead of the meeting, Oxfam announced it would strengthen its staff vetting procedures and introduce a new whistleblower helpline as part of a package of reforms.
"It is not sufficient to be appalled by the behavior of our former staff -- we must and will learn from it and use it as a spur to improvement," Oxfam's chair of trustees, Caroline Thomson, said in a statement.

The aid agency has come under fire after an investigation by The Times newspaper in London revealed allegations that Oxfam's leaders tried to cover-up sex crimes by senior employees after the devastating 2010 quake, which killed hundreds of thousands of people.

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