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Oxfam loses 7,000 donors since sexual exploitation scandal

MPs tell boss Mark Goldring that charity treated vulnerable women in Haiti ‘like trinkets’

Oxfam has lost 7,000 regular donors since it was revealed that staff sexually exploited victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, its chief executive has told a committee of MPs, which accused the charity of treating vulnerable women “like trinkets”.

During questioning by the international development committee, Mark Goldring apologised to MPs for the actions of staff who were dismissed for their use of sex workers in Haiti, and acknowledged that the charity’s actions had damaged the whole aid community, as well as the people of Haiti.

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