Ox­fam de­nies charge

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - WORLD -

LON­DON: Bri­tain-based aid group Ox­fam has de­nied a re­port that it con­cealed a scan­dal in which Ox­fam staff in post-earth­quake Haiti al­legedly paid for sex with young women.

“As soon as we be­came aware of the al­le­ga­tions, we launched an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion,”

Ox­fam said on Fri­day. The

Times of Lon­don, cit­ing a leaked in­ter­nal re­port of the char­ity’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion, re­ported on Fri­day that lo­cal Haitian women, and pos­si­bly chil­dren, were “sex­u­ally ex­ploited by aid work­ers” in 2011.

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