>> Oxyfam's country director in Haiti admitted to using prostitutes at his residence during a relief mission before his resignation in 2011. That's according to an internal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct released by the charity on Monday. It is the first time that Oxfam has directly addressed allegation against Roland Van Hauwermeiren who run the Oxfam operation in Haiti following an earthquake there.
He's denied paying for sex with prostitutes and abusing minors.>> Absolute this.>> But those allegations have triggered a crisis in the aid sector with Britain and the European Union now reviewing funding for Oxfam. The internal report details the charity's investigation into allegations against various members of staff in Haiti.
Oxfam said the country director was interviewed, and quote, admitted to using prostitutes in his Oxfam residence. Speaking to a broadcaster in his native Belgium, Van Hauwermeiren denied any wrong doing, but said he had a brief sexual relationship at his Oxfam house with a local woman. Oxfam's redacted report has been circulated to media.
And the charity said a full and a unredacted version had been given to the Haitian ambassador in London and would be shared with the Haitian government on Monday. Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse told Reuters on Friday that the Oxfam case is just the visible part of the iceberg and called for an investigation into other aid organizations working in the country since 2010.