Haiti Suspends Oxfam over Sex Crimes and Cover-Up

HeadlineFeb 23, 2018

Haiti has suspended the British charity Oxfam as it investigates reports that it tried to cover up sex crimes by senior aid workers in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake. An internal Oxfam review concluded senior aid workers at the charity hired prostitutes at Oxfam properties in Haiti and then tried to cover it up. Haiti’s minister of planning and external cooperation, Aviol Fleurant, said Thursday his government was leading its own investigation into Oxfam.

Aviol Fleurant: “If during the two-month-long investigation I find out there is a link between the aid funds that Oxfam received on behalf of Haiti and the crime that has been committed, we will declare Oxfam Great Britain persona non grata in the country.”

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