>> Oxfam's director says she is heartbroken as a sexual misconduct scandal unfolds linked to aid workers in Haiti. Britain's Times newspaper reported that some former Oxfam's staff paid for sex while on a relief mission after the island's devastating 2010 earthquake. Now the British government is threatening to cut off aid funding, not only for Oxfam, one of Britain's biggest charities.
But any charity that doesn't comply with new reviews of their work overseas. The UK aid minister called reports of sexual exploitation by charities, utterly despicable, Oxfam's Ugandan-born executive director agrees.>> I'm a woman who fled my country because our country was in crisis. And women and girls, including myself were so vulnerable and powerless before men with power.
What happened in Haiti was a few privileged men abusing the very people they were supposed to protect. Using the power they had from Oxfam to abuse powerless women, it breaks my heart.>> Oxfam said it looked into the allegations in 2011 and fired four workers as a result, three others resigned before the investigation was completed.
The charity says allegations that underage girls were involved are unproven. And there is no evidence that money donated to Oxfam was used to paid for sex, Byanyima says such behavior would not happen now.>> What those few privileged men in Haiti did was betray the trust of our supporters, our donors.
And to betray the thousands of hard-working Oxfam staff who put themselves out, risked their lives to do this work of saving people’s lives, children’s lives.>> The 2010 earthquake in Haiti killed 220,000 people and left millions more homeless, prostitution there is against the law.