Minnie Driver Quits Oxfam After Sex in Crisis Zone Scandal

Tutu is widely revered for his role in the peaceful ending of apartheid. He won the Nobel peace prize in 1984

Roland van Hauwermeiren, the Oxfam official responsible for the agency's Haitian recovery efforts following a devastating 2010 quake, repeatedly paid for sex, arranging groups of prostitutes to meet with Oxfam officials at the charity's guesthouse, according to an investigation published by The Times of London on February 9.

NOBEL Peace Prize victor Desmond Tutu has said he will no longer be a global ambassador for Oxfam.

Gurpreet Singh was dismissed for sexual misconduct in 2011 but just months later he was employed by the charity as a consultant in Ethiopia. There were also many attempts by men and women to enter my house trying to ask for money for a variety of fake reasons, to ask for a job, or to offer sexual services.

Speaking at an aid conference on Wednesday, she said: "No organisation is too big or our work with them too complex for me to hesitate to remove funding from them if we can not trust them to put the beneficiaries of aid first".

"I'm not a saint, I'm a man of flesh and blood and have made mistakes (not easy to admit), and I am deeply ashamed", he said.

He said he had never visited a brothel or nightclub in Haiti and audits had "never shown that funds were used to finance excesses or sex parties".

Some of the accusations involve Oxfam staff who went to Haiti after the devastating 2010 natural disaster.

Reuters was not able to verify his account.

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The letter also dealt with allegations about his conduct in earlier operations: In Liberia in 2004, he acknowledged, he was sacked after attending a party where two prostitutes were present although he said he had only "danced and flirted" with them.

Some of the sex workers involved were juveniles, between 14 and 16 years old, the Times said.

The report to us stated there had been no allegations, or evidence, of any abuse of beneficiaries. He did not name this person.

She is referring to the fact that Mr van Hauwermeiren ended up taking another high-profile position, as the head of mission for Action Against Hunger in Bangladesh.

Some reports have characterized events arranged by van Hauwermeiren as "orgies". Van Hauwermeiren told the paper that he would respond further through a lawyer in due course.

In an open letter, Roland Van Hauwermeiren, 68, denied that a reception he hosted in Haiti was, as alleged, a sex party. Belgium does not extradite its own citizens to countries outside the European Union.

Meanwhile, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt held talks yesterday with National Crime Agency chief Lynne Owens on stamping out sexual exploitation overseas. The NCA has led past investigations into Britons who were convicted of sex crimes overseas.

Van Hauwermeiren made his comments as it emerged that the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) had temporarily suspended funding to a joint project with Oxfam while it examined whether claims made against van Hauwermeiren while he was working for another British agency in Liberia had been properly flagged up.

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