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Oxfam to Lay Off 1,450 and Close Operations in 18 Countries

HeadlineMay 22, 2020

The international humanitarian aid organization Oxfam has announced it is laying off 1,450 employees — a third of its staff — and withdrawing operations from 18 countries, including Afghanistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Haiti. Oxfam is facing a funding shortage due to the pandemic. Donations to Oxfam also fell after news broke two years ago that Oxfam had covered up sexual abuse and misconduct allegations against staff working in Haiti during a 2011 post-earthquake relief effort.

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