An internal investigation carried out by aid agency, Oxfam Great Britain, has confirmed cases of misconduct by a small number of its staff members working in Haiti.
Oxfam has launched an internal investigation into allegations of misconduct against a small number of Oxfam Great Britain staff in Haiti. Staff members have been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation, which is expected to be completed by September.
Oxfam's regular monitoring processes have found financial irregularities in an Oxfam program for flood relief in Sindh, Pakistan. Oxfam takes transparency and accountability extremely seriously. As a result, an independent, external financial audit is currently taking place.
Oxfam welcomed commitments by France, Germany and the UK to make it mandatory for oil, gas and mining companies to publish data regarding their payments in resource-rich countries.
Oxfam America commends the US Congress for making disclosure of payments from oil and mining companies to governments around the world a legal requirement. This historic measure will increase financial transparency and help reduce corruption.