Monday 12 February 2018 / 8:54 AM Humanitarian Work / Kate Osamor

Labour calls on the International Development Select Committee to open wide-ranging inquiry into sexual abuse in aid sector

Kate Osamor MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, commenting on the sexual abuse scandal in the aid sector, said:

“The emerging details of this scandal are stomach-turning.

“For public trust to return to these vital aid agencies, the full truth must now come out, including why the Charity Commission did not request further information or flag it to the Department for International Development when the scandal was first reported by Oxfam.

“Labour is calling on the International Development Select Committee to open a wide-ranging inquiry into the prevalence, causes of, and safeguards against sexual abuse in the aid sector. The Government should now work with the sector and the United Nations to quickly set up a global register that stops humanitarian workers involved in sexual abuse moving between agencies and countries.”