Former World Bank, UN chiefs to front Oxfam sex scandal commission

Former World Bank, UN chiefs to front Oxfam sex scandal commission
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By Lesley Alexander
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The fallout from the Oxfam revelations has put other charities under the spotlight


Oxfam has set up an independent commission to review its culture and practices, amid the scandal surrounding reports of sexual exploitation by staff.

It will be led by Katherine Sierra, a former Vice President of the World Bank and Zainab Bangura, a former Under Secretary General of the United Nations.

Bangura said: "We will ensure that we put the survivors and victims of abuse at the heart of our enquiries as we work to understand how the aid sector can become a safer place for all."

Oxfam came under attack after allegations, first reported by The Times newspaper, that some staff paid for sex with prostitutes in Haiti after the country's earthquake in 2010.

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