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Oxfam ‘gave us no sum about abashed ex-worker’

Action Against Hunger took on ex-Oxfam Haiti country executive Roland outpost Hauwermeiren after he left his pursuit in the Caribbean.

It pronounced it carried out a series of checks on Mr Hauwermeiren but perceived no information of inapt or reprobate behaviour.

Oxfam has pronounced that Mr Hauwermeiren certified that prostitutes illegally visited his villa, apologised and was allowed a “phased and dignified” abdication in 2011.


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He then assimilated Action Against Hunger as its conduct of goal in Bangladesh, where he remained until 2014.

An Action Against Hunger orator said: “Action Against Hunger has a despotic recruitment routine which includes tests, interviews, particular references checks, and hit with former employee organisations according to French work regulation.

“This procession was followed before to the practice of Roland outpost Hauwermeiren.

“During this process, Action Against Hunger perceived no information per any inapt or reprobate poise by Roland outpost Hauwermeiren while he was with Oxfam in Haiti, or any warning on the risks of contracting him.


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“According to a records, we have not perceived any alerts per passionate bungle or abuse during Roland outpost Hauwermeiren’s assignment with Action Against Hunger.

“We have now, however, begun a routine to closely scrutinize the time he was employed by us, and Action Against Hunger commits to full disclosure, collaborating in full with the authorities.”

Earlier, singer Minnie Driver became the first luminary to renounce as an Oxfam ambassador in criticism at the sex liaison engulfing the charity.

It has also emerged that Mr Hauwermeiren went to work for Oxfam after operative for another assist group where concerns were raised.

Two former workers with medical gift Merlin have told The Times they lifted matters about the way Mr Hauwermeiren was behaving in the early 2000s.


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The Belgian, who was in his mid-50s at the time, was the Merlin’s country manager in Liberia.

Amira Malik Miller, a Swedish assist central who was operative for Merlin as Mr Hauwermeiren’s assistant, told her bosses about his “shameless” behaviour.

She told IRIN website: “The poise at that time in (the capital) Monrovia was insane… but copiousness of UN forms (were) doing the same. Lots of cheap bars, girls on the beach.”

Another youth Merlin staff member in Liberia wrote a minute matter to managers describing what he saw his boss get up to.

Field worker Paul Hardcastle told The Times he was with Mr Hauwermeiren one night in 2004 when they visited a disco “with the goal of picking up girls for the night”, who were immature prostitutes.


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He combined that his higher lived in a opposite residence to other Merlin workers which would be visited by “girls” and Mr Hauwermeiren and others “basically used that residence as a place to perform the girls they picked up at nightclubs in Monrovia”.

Mr Hauwermeiren assimilated Oxfam in 2006 two years after leaving Merlin and was posted to Chad where concerns were lifted about his use of prostitutes but no movement taken.

He then changed on to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010 before streamer to Haiti in 2011 after the harmful trembler the prior year.

Merlin has given been taken over by Save The Children, which pronounced in a matter it had no entrance to annals from when Mr Hauwermeiren was employed there and can't contend either movement was taken.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt is approaching to announce on Wednesday the Government is giving £5m to help strengthen exposed children opposite the globe.

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