Oxfam Faces Fresh Child Sex Abuse Allegations Among ‘Sex For Aid’ Claims

EL-FASHER, SUDAN: A Sudanese girl waits to use toilets set up by the British aid organization Oxfam in the Abu Shouk refugee camp, on the outskirts of El-Fasher in Sudan's northern Darfur region 30 November 204. Sudan today said it was reviewing a decision to expel the heads of Oxfam and Save the Children after accusing them of meddling in its politics. AFP PHOTO/JOSE CENDON (Photo credit should read JOSE CENDON/AFP/Getty Images)
Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling Tuesday after fresh claims of sexual assault and rape, this time between aid workers in South Sudan. Helen Evans, former global head of safeguarding, also warned of assaults on children volunteering in Oxfam’s hundreds of high-street charity shops in Britain. She accused senior managers of failing to act, heaping pressure on chief executive Mark Goldring just hours after his deputy resigned over a scandal involving aid workers’ use of prostitutes in Haiti. Evans told Channel 4 News of a survey conducted during her 2012-2015 tenure which exposed a “culture of sexual abuse” in some Oxfam offices. The survey of 120 staff across three countries found between 11 and 14 percent said they witnessed or experienced sexual assault. Seven percent of staff in South Sudan — four people — witnessed or experienced rape or attempted rape involving colleagues. – Sex for aid – She said she asked to take her findings to the senior leadership team at Oxfam, but the meeting was cancelled and Goldring said that discussing the report would not take things any further. Later during her tenure, Evans said she received three new allegations in a single day in February 2015, including
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