After the two trustees were separated due to allegations of sexual assault and harassment, the UK once again suspended the provision of resources to Oxfam.
Mexico City (APRO). -It was announced that the British government once again suspended the supply of resources to the civil organization Oxfam. The two members previously ordered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo separated due to allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Agence France-Presse agency.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday: “All organizations seeking help from the UK must achieve the high level of protection required to ensure the safety of those working with them.”
In addition, he added: “In light of recent reports that have cast doubt on Oxfam’s ability to meet these standards, we will not consider continuing to provide funding for Oxfam until these issues are resolved.”
The organization operates in 67 countries. The organization announced on Friday that it would suspend the investigation of two of its staff members within the framework of an external investigation launched in November, which involved “allegations of abuse of power, including sexual harassment and sexual assault.”
This humanitarian organization has been involved in the sexual abuse scandal carried out by some employees in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake in 2018.
According to The Times, 22 employees and former Oxfam employees sent a 10-page letter in February, detailing allegations of fraud, corruption, sexual harassment, abuse, threats and intimidation against 11 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The newspaper quoted sources as saying that since 2015, NGO leaders have been informed of these allegations multiple times.
A few days later, Oxfam was again declared eligible for public funding. After the Haiti scandal, the organization has been excluded.
Information from AFP