Minnie Driver Quits Oxfam Ambassador Role After Prostitution Scandal

Oxfam Charity Faced with Sex Scandal and Fund Cutting Threats

Driver is the first celebrity spokesperson to abandon the charity amid the growing scandal, which includes allegations that Oxfam staff used sex workers in Chad, the CNN said.

The charity commission is investigating claims that he was able to get a job with Oxfam just two years after being dismissed from health charity Merlin.

Oxfam, which received €1.7 million ($2.1 million) in funding from the European Union for work in Haiti in 2011, is being accused of covering up the episode and failing to warn other aid agencies about the employees involved, which allowed them to get jobs among vulnerable people in other disaster areas.

Later, she said that Oxfam had made "a full and unqualified apology to me, and to the people of Britain and Haiti - for the appalling behaviour of some of their staff in Haiti in 2011, and for the wider failings of their organisation's response to it".

Grosse Pointe Blank star Driver, who is now starring in ABC's Speechless, said that she would continue to work against "social and economic injustice".

Ms Driver tweeted out the Telegraph article, and added further thoughts, writing: "All I can tell you about this bad revelation about Oxfam is that I am devastated".

One of the aid workers who admitted using prostitutes while working in Haiti was Oxfam's country director Roland van Hauwermeiren.

The anti-poverty organization has been reeling since the Times of London reported last week that seven former Oxfam staff members who worked in Haiti faced misconduct allegations that included using prostitutes and downloading pornography.

Mordaunt said she was due to meet the head of Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) on Thursday.

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"The sexual exploitation of vulnerable people, vulnerable children, is never acceptable".

"DFID (the Department for International Development) have taken action in this area to try and further strengthen systems to enforce a zero tolerance approach".

Oxfam is under threat of losing its British government funding over sexual misconduct accusations in Haiti and Chad.

The UK-based charity has been in the headlines after reports in the Times newspaper claimed senior staff had hired sex workers in Haiti while delivering aid after the 2010 quake which struck the island nation.

Evans told Channel 4 of a survey conducted during her 2012-2015 tenure that exposed a "culture of sexual abuse" in some Oxfam offices. But when it is perpetrated by people in positions of power, people we entrust to help and protect, it rightly sickens and disgusts.

Oxfam's deputy chief executive Penny Lawrence stepped down earlier this week over the handling of the scandal.

"Unless you safeguard everyone your organisation comes into contact with, including beneficiaries, staff and volunteers - we will not fund you".

Like OXFAM, many other NGOs, operating under the banner of humanitarian assistance, were involved in scandals that have nothing to do with the humanitarian cause they claim to support.

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