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>> Fresh sexual abuse accusations against British aid organization Oxfam. A former senior member of staff says her concerns about, quote, a culture of sexual abuse were ignored, claiming senior officials were aware of the problem but didn't tackle it quickly enough. Reuters' Alistair Smout says Oxfam is under huge pressure.
>> These latest allegations concern not just interaction with beneficiaries of aid but actually colleagues perhaps committing sexual assault against other colleagues who worked for Oxfam. It also involves conduct in the Oxfam charity stores which are very well known on the high street in the UK. So it seems at every level there are some concerns about Oxfam.
>> Oxfam says the allegations spurred it to improve the way it deals with, quote, safeguarding issues. The development comes after Britain's Times newspaper reported that some former Oxfam staff paid for sex while on a relief mission to Haiti in 2010. That has already claimed a high profile scalp.
The deputy head of the charity who was program director at the time resigned on Monday. And Chief Executive Mark Goldring has apologized to the British and Haitian public. Now the British government is threatening to cut off aid funding, not only for Oxfam but any charity that doesn't comply with new reviews of their work overseas.
>> There are now other stories coming out, or perhaps, the aid agencies aren't being named. But people who, perhaps, were working in countries and there were incidents happening there, in what one has described as a Me Too moment for the aid sector.>> Britain's Charity Commission has also launched an official inquiry into what happened in Haiti, expressing concerns Oxfam hasn't fully disclosed details about the allegations.