The Times recently broke a news story about alleged serious misconduct in 2011 in relation to Oxfam's operations in Haiti: it has been referred to as the 'Oxfam scandal'.
It has subsequently become known that a field worker implicated in the scandal was later rehired by Oxfam in Ethiopia. There seem to have been two types of reaction to these stories. Some want to distance themselves from the charity whilst others seek to differentiate between the alleged misdemeanours and implied management failures, and the relief and development tasks to which Oxfam is committed.
Another aspect of the story in The Times is that a worker involved in the scandal is now employed by CAFOD. In response, CAFOD's Director Chris Bain has issued the statement below, dated 14th February 2018.
This is important to us, particularly as we are just one week from the annual CAFOD Lent Fast Day and the associated collection - a key part of CAFOD's fundraising, with government donation matching available.
N.B. For anyone wishing to see it, the 'Code of Behaviour' referred to in Chris Bain's statement can be downloaded here.