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(DRC) JUST IN: Oxfam is facing new allegations of sexual exploitation, bullying and mismanagement only weeks after it was cleared to apply for government aid funds again following the Haiti scandal #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.03: The charity has commissioned an independent investigation into accusations against senior managers in the Democratic Republic of Congo that allege intimidation, death threats, fraud and nepotism.

Oxfam rocked by new sex claims against aid workers: ‘Charity cleared for public funds despite allegations staff used prostitutes and made death threats’ Two aid workers were suspended this week after The Times began making inquiries about the investigation.

At Oxfam’s request the newspaper is not identifying the two individuals. The charity says that naming them could put the safety and security of witnesses and survivors:

Ace News Services reported on this in 2018: Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring stands down after his handing of the investigation that criticised him over saying someone else should ‘ rebuild ‘ the charit y but spokeswoman fo the charity said its absolutely not to do with his handling:

(LONDON) Oxfam Haiti Sexual Abuse Scandal: As panic sets in over more controversy and of course most important ‘ donations ‘ or the lack of such …should this continue #AceNewsDesk reports

Ace Worldwide News Group 20:19 on 16/05/2018

The inquiry began in November last year but whistleblowers said that they had been raising concerns about alleged misconduct in the aid mission to the country since 2015.

May.16: Oxfam chief executive Mark Goldring is to stand down following the scandal involving claims of sexual misconduct by staff in Haiti, the charity says: Mr Goldring, who was criticised for his handling of the claims that aid workers used prostitutes in 2011, said someone else should “rebuild” the charity……..He has held the position since 2013 and will leave at the end of the year……..In a statement Mr Goldring said: “This journey will best be led by someone bringing fresh vision and energy.”#AceNewsDesk reports

Mark Goldring

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Oxfam’s deputy chief executive, Penny Lawrence, resigned in February over the handling of the claims……………..Mr Goldring had denied there had been a cover-up, saying the UK-based charity was ashamed of what it had got wrong but had taken action and been proactive about going public on the matter………..An Oxfam spokeswoman said his resignation was “absolutely not to do with his handling” of the crisis.

Oxfam chairwoman Caroline Thomson said it was with “great sadness” she accepted his resignation, adding that he “faced the test of a lifetime managing the crisis which hit us in February and related to events before he joined”. https://bbc.in/2L0BhbH

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.02: 2021:

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