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Oxfam Faces Crisis over Cover Up of Sex Crimes in Post-Earthquake Haiti

HeadlineFeb 12, 2018

In Britain, the charity Oxfam is facing a crisis after an investigation by The Times of London revealed Oxfam tried to cover up sex crimes by senior aid workers in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake. The reports accuse Oxfam’s senior aid workers—including the country director—of turning Oxfam’s rented house into a makeshift brothel, including with sex workers who may have been under 18 years old. Senior members of Oxfam are meeting with British government officials today amid warnings the charity could lose its government funding. This is Haitian Ambassador to the U.K. Bocchit Edmond.

Bocchit Edmond: “It is clear it’s a cover-up case. The fact that those folks were allowed to leave the country without any punishment, without even informing relevant Haitian authorities about that, it was a cover-up. And now, the fact that they did such a crime, or there was such a cover-up, now we are wondering how many of those cases are still being happening in Haiti. We don’t know.”

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