February 12, 2018 / 11:45 AM / 8 months ago

Britain will do more to stop 'horrific behavior' by some charity staff: May's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s government needs to do more to make charities strengthen safeguarding procedures to ensure the “horrific behavior” of some members of Oxfam International is not repeated, a spokesman for the prime minister said.

An Oxfam shop is seen, in London, Britain, February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Theresa May’s spokesman told reporters that international aid minister Penny Mordaunt was meeting Oxfam representatives on Monday to consider what further steps needed to be taken over a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti.

“DFID (the Department for International Development) have taken action in this area to try and further strengthen systems to enforce a zero tolerance approach. There are a number of measures they have taken but we want to go further in this area,” he said.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Alistair Smout

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