(Oxfam sex abuse) Teenage volunteers assaulted in UK shops

World | 13 Feb 2018 2:38 pm

Helen Evans, who headed the British NGO Oxfam's global safeguarding has revealed to a UK broadcaster that teenage volunteers in the charity's shops in the country had alleged sexual assault.

Evans headed Oxfam's global safeguarding from 2012 to 2015.

She told Channel 4 News that she had received allegations about a woman being coerced to have sex in a humanitarian response by an aid worker, a woman being coerced in exchange for aid and another case where a staff member had been struck off for sexual abuse and hadn’t disclosed that. All this in in a single day, the Guardian seports.

She also claimed that volunteers as young as 14 in Oxfam shops in the UK had alleged abuse. In at least one case an adult volunteer had allegedly assaulted a child volunteer. In 2012-14 there were 12 allegations, she said, the Guardian reports.

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