Oxfam GB Probes Aid Worker Misconduct in Haiti

A member of Oxfam International tests the water quality of a river in Haiti. Oxfam Great Britain had begun an internal investigation into allegations of misconduct against some of its stuff in Haiti. Photo by: Ivan M. García / Oxfam International / CC BY-NC-ND

Oxfam Great Britain announced Aug. 5 that it had begun investigating into allegations of misconduct against some of its staff in Haiti.

The organization has also suspended the staff members under investigation pending the outcome of the internal probe, which it expects will be concluded in September.

“Oxfam never tolerates misconduct by our aid workers,” said Oxfam GB Chief Executive Barbara Stocking in a statement. “We will take forceful and immediate action pending the outcome of the investigation.”

In June, Oxfam GB said it had hired a private firm to perform an independent financial audit after it uncovered irregularities in its flood relief program in Sindh, Pakistan.

>> Oxfam Launches External Audit of Pakistan Flood Relief Program

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