Politics Oxfam

Giving a statement in the Commons, the International Development Secretary said: “They did not provide a full report to the Charity Commission, they did not provide a full report to their donors, they did not provide any report to prosecuting authorities.

“In my view they misled, quite possibly deliberately.

“Even as their report concluded that their investigation could not rule out the allegation that some of the women involved were actually children, they did not think it was necessary to report this to the police either in Haiti or the country of origin for those accountable.

“I believe their motivation appears to be the protection of their organisation’s reputation: they put that before those they were there to help and protect – a complete betrayal of trust.”

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