Senior Oxfam staff took part in "Caligula-style" orgy

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"The behaviour of some members of Oxfam staff uncovered in Haiti in 2011 was totally unacceptable, contrary to our values and the high standards we expect of our staff", a spokeswoman said in a statement.

One of the staffers permitted to resign without effect was Oxfam country director Roland van Hauwermeiren, 68, who the report said admitted to keeping prostitutes at the villa rented for him using donated funds.

Oxfam was one of several worldwide organisations that led relief efforts after Haiti was struck by an quake in 2010, killing 220,000 people and leaving 1.5 million displaced.

According to newspaper, Oxfam opened an internal investigation in 2011 which determined that re was a "culture of impunity" among some employees but were unable to know wher some of prostitutes were underage.

The report quoted one unidentified source as saying that Oxfam workers had allegedly invited groups of young prostitutes to their guesthouse in Delmas, near Port-au-Prince, for sex parties with some of the sex workers wearing Oxfam T-shirts.

In addition to the country director, six other workers left the charity after its investigation: two resigned during an investigation into whether they had used prostitutes and four others were for fired for offenses such as "use of prostitutes on Oxfam property" to having "pornographic and illegal material" on their official computers, the Times reported.

One of Britain's largest charities is under fire following an investigation into claims of sexual exploitation of underage girls by senior aid workers in Haiti.

The majority of its 230 staff members working in Haiti at the time are not accused of doing anything improper. "A number of staff were dismissed as a result of the investigation and others left the organization before it was completed".

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And it said it created a whistleblower hotline and a separate team to help better prevent misconduct in the future.

Our primary aim was always to root out and take action against those involved and we publicly announced, including to media, both the investigation and the action we took as a result.

Oxfam admitted that allegations of underage girls being involved had been made, but said these "were not proven".

A DfID spokesman said: 'We often work with organisations in chaotic and hard circumstances. Allegations such as those involving Oxfam staff risk undermining public trust.

She said: "We are now engaged with the charity regarding its approach to safeguarding following more recent allegations".

"The Charity Commission confirmed that Oxfam had taken appropriate action and that it therefore had "no regulatory concerns", it said. We expect the charity to include in their review incidents that occurred in 2011.

"The misconduct findings related to offences including bullying, harassment, intimidation and failure to protect staff as well as sexual misconduct".

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