Foreign aid

In this image taken from video, Mark Goldring, CEO of Oxfam GB, gives evidence before the Commons Development Committee at Portcullis House, London, Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018. British lawmakers are set to question officials of two anti-poverty charities Tuesday amid concern sex predators are targeting aid organizations because of the chaotic environments in which they work. (PA via AP)
February 20, 2018 - 9:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Oxfam's leadership apologized Tuesday for downplaying the significance of a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti and sought to stem the tide of cancelled donations. Addressing British lawmakers, Oxfam Great Britain CEO Mark Goldring apologized early and often for a lack of transparency...
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February 20, 2018 - 4:49 am
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are set to question officials of two anti-poverty charities Tuesday amid concern sex predators are targeting aid organizations because of the chaotic environments in which they work. Parliament's International Development Committee called the urgent session amid fury...
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FILE: _ This is a May 21, 2015 file photo of an Oxfam store in London. Oxfam’s deputy chief executive on Monday Feb. 12, 2018 resigned amid the scandal involving sex abuse in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Penny Lawrence says she’s ashamed of what happened on her watch. Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt is demanding that Oxfam show moral accountability and provide full disclosure about the case. She has threatened to pull public funding unless the charity reveals everything it knows about allegations. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP, file)
February 19, 2018 - 6:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization's report on the internal inquiry. The findings were part of a previously confidential report released by Oxfam on...
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February 19, 2018 - 5:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Oxfam's report on sexual misconduct allegations in Haiti shows that three staff members intimidated and physically threatened witnesses as the charity investigated the original claims. The organization released the findings of its investigation Monday, following reports suggesting...
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Syrian refugees register their names at the Azraq refugee camp job centre for employment on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Amman, Jordan. Jordan has promised to provide thousands of work permits for Syrian refugees in exchange for development assistance funds and reduced tariff barriers on Jordanian exports to Europe. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
February 18, 2018 - 10:50 am
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — A job center opened Sunday in Jordan's second largest camp for Syrian refugees, the latest sign of an EU-backed policy shift meant to improve the lives of the displaced in regional host countries and discourage them from migrating onward. Dozens of refugees crowded...
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February 18, 2018 - 8:57 am
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — A job center has opened in Jordan's second largest camp for Syrian refugees, the latest sign of an EU-backed policy shift meant to improve life for Syrians in regional host countries. Dozens of refugees lined up outside a community center in the Azraq camp Sunday...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, actress Minnie Driver poses at "The Annual OXFAM Party" in Los Angeles, USA. Driver has resigned from her role as an Oxfam celebrity ambassador Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018, saying she will no longer support the organization following its response to a sex abuse scandal in Haiti after its 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, FILE)
February 16, 2018 - 2:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government on Friday suspended new funding to aid agency Oxfam, which had some staff accused of sexually exploiting people in crisis zones. The group's chief called the allegations "a stain" that shames the organization. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, actress Minnie Driver poses at "The Annual OXFAM Party" in Los Angeles, USA. Driver has resigned from her role as an Oxfam celebrity ambassador Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018, saying she will no longer support the organization following its response to a sex abuse scandal in Haiti after its 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, FILE)
February 16, 2018 - 2:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Friday that Oxfam has agreed to temporarily stop seeking government funding and the charity's chief admitted that reports that some Oxfam employees sexually exploited people in crisis zones are "a stain" that shames the organization. International Development...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, actress Minnie Driver poses at "The Annual OXFAM Party" in Los Angeles, USA. Driver has resigned from her role as an Oxfam celebrity ambassador Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018, saying she will no longer support the organization following its response to a sex abuse scandal in Haiti after its 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, FILE)
February 16, 2018 - 8:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Reports that Oxfam staff members sexually exploited people in crisis zones are "a stain" that shames the charity, the organization's chief said in an interview broadcast Friday. Executive director Winnie Byanyima said she is appointing an independent commission to investigate the...
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Police officers pat down former Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom before escorting him into a courthouse in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Colom, who governed from 2008 to 2012, has been detained in a corruption case according to special prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
February 13, 2018 - 8:38 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday they have detained ex-President Alvaro Colom and nearly his entire former Cabinet, including the current chairman of Oxfam International, in a Guatemala corruption case involving a bus concession. Colom, who governed in 2008-2012, is the latest in a...
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