The Buzz | Oxfam's deputy chief executive resigns in Haiti scandal

Mark Goldring remains in his role as Oxfam chief executive

"However, the Scottish Government will not hesitate to take appropriate action whenever we suspect that any abuse has occurred, and we expect the same commitment from those working with us".

Yesterday a Scottish Government spokesperson said: "The Scottish Government is deeply concerned by the reports of serious misconduct by Oxfam staff in Haiti".

Oxfam has faced severe criticism for a lack of transparency over misconduct allegations against staff members accused of using prostitutes in Haiti following a devastating 2010 natural disaster.

Mordaunt is expected to say: "The sexual exploitation of vulnerable people, vulnerable children, is never acceptable".

European Union officials in Brussels echoed London's threat, threatening to cut more than $40 million in aid to Oxfam.

Meanwhile the Department for International Development (DFID) said Friday it was reviewing its relationship with the UK-based charity, to which it gave almost £32 million (36 million euros/$44 million) previous year.

The commission's deputy chief executive David Holdsworth said: "Charities and dedicated, hard-working aid workers undertake vital, lifesaving work in some of the most hard circumstances across the world".

The #MeToo moment has become a global phenomenon as organizations worldwide face tough questions about their respective histories of sexual misconduct.

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She acknowledged that allegations had been known that country director for Chad, Roland van Hauwermeiren, and members of his staff, had paid for sex while they were stationed in the African country in 2006 before the team was moved to Haiti four years later.

The French charity told AFP it made pre-employment checks with Oxfam but that the UK-based organisation failed to pass on details of his transgressions.

Former aid worker Amira Malik Miller said he resigned from Merlin, a British emergency relief organisation, in 2004 after an investigation revealed that senior staff had been sleeping with local sex workers.

The DofE Award said in light of the allegations, it would "be reviewing our association with Oxfam as a participant volunteering provider".

"Oxfam is one of the biggest names in the sector and the codes of conduct were there".

Separately, the chairman of Oxfam's worldwide umbrella group, Juan Alberto Fuentes, was arrested on Tuesday in his home country Guatemala as part of a corruption investigation unrelated to the charity's work.

He and several others were sacked or allowed to resign provided they cooperated with an internal Oxfam investigation, which the charity did not report to Haitian police.

Other charities, including Barnardos, British Heart Foundation, and Age UK on Tuesday night confirmed to HuffPost they had also received multiple allegations relating to safeguarding in the past year.

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