Glastonbury Festival stands by Oxfam amid Haiti sex scandal allegations
Feb 18, 2018, 06:00
The organisation said it would create a commission that will "operate at arms-length from Oxfam" and be given access to the charity's records and interview staff in an attempt to stamp out abuse.
"From the bottom of my heart I am asking for forgiveness", she added.
She urged all victims of abuse to come forward.
Ms Mordaunt said: 'We will not work with any organisation that does not live up to the high standards on safeguarding and protection that we require.
DISGRACED charity Oxfam has agreed to temporarily withdraw from bidding for any new United Kingdom government funding according to a statement from Penny Mordaunt MP.
The organization will more than triple its budget to pay for Oxfam's safeguarding team and additional investigative staff - and will establish a global database to ensure sex offenders can't falsify references.
Mark Goldring, the chief executive, said that critics were "gunning" for Oxfam and that the criticism was out of proportion after revelations that senior staff has paid sex workers in Haiti following the devastating 2010 quake.
Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring said the organization is working to protect staff, volunteers and communities around the world.
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Mark Goldring, the chief executive of Oxfam GB, claimed critics were "gunning" for his organisation and suggested no-one had "murdered babies in their cots".
The International Development Secretary said Oxfam had a "long way to go to regain the trust of the British public".
"I'm appointing a high-level, independent commission that will look into our culture and our practices and make recommendations to make us stronger at protecting our people", she told the BBC. I struggle to understand it.
"I think (her criticism) was very unbalanced, and ironically didn't give enough credit to the very work that she promoted", he told the paper.
Evans said a survey of Oxfam staff in three countries including South Sudan showed around 10 per cent of staff had been sexually assaulted and others had witnessed or experienced rape or attempted rape by colleagues.
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