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Deputy head of British charity resigns over sexual misconduct scandal

A lartine project led and financed by Oxfam in Haiti, 2011.
A lartine project led and financed by Oxfam in Haiti, 2011. Photo: Jonathan Torgovnik / Getty Images

The deputy head of Oxfam, one of Britain's most prominent charity organizations, resigned over a Times of London report published last week that senior Oxfam officials committed sexual misconduct in 2011 while operating in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

The details: Oxfam fired four members and let three others resign after an investigation revealed that they had ordered drivers to pick up prostitutes for sex parties held at houses used by Oxfam's staff, among other instances of sexual misconduct. The organization's country chief, Roland van Hauwermeiren, was one of those implicated, according to an Oxfam statement.