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  • UK official warns Oxfam to hand over all info on sex case

  • Britain has warned Oxfam that it may lose government funding if the anti-poverty charity doesn't hand over all the information it has about a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti by some of its aid workers. Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt told the BBC that she will meet with Oxfam officials on Monday and if they don't turn over everything they know "then I cannot work with them anymore as an aid delivery partner."

, FILE: _ This is a May 21, 2015 file photo of an Oxfam store in London. Oxfam’s deputy chief executive on Monday Feb. 12, 2018 resigned amid the scandal involving sex abuse in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Penny Lawrence says she’s ashamed of what happened on her watch. Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt is demanding that Oxfam show moral accountability and provide full disclosure about the case. She has threatened to pull public funding unless the charity reveals everything it knows about allegations. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP, file)

11 of February 2018 12:36:36

LONDON (AP) — Britain has warned Oxfam that it may lose government funding if the anti-poverty charity doesn't hand over all the information it has about a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti by some of its aid workers.

Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt told the BBC that she will meet with Oxfam officials on Monday and if they don't turn over everything they know "then I cannot work with them anymore as an aid delivery partner."

Oxfam has denied that it tried to cover up the use of prostitutes by some of its staff in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there. Still, suggestions that it failed to give full details about the case to regulators and donors has touched off outrage in Britain.

Mordaunt says there was a failure of "moral leadership" at Oxfam.


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