Oxfam comment on Democratic Republic of Congo investigation

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An Oxfam spokesperson said:

“We can confirm we have suspended two members of Oxfam staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of an ongoing external investigation, which we set up last November, into allegations of abuses of power, including bullying and sexual misconduct. The Charity Commission were notified at the start of the investigation and we have kept them informed about its progress.

“We are acutely aware of our duty to survivors, including in supporting them to speak out safely. We are working hard to conclude the investigation fairly, safely and effectively.”

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Notes to editors:

Oxfam will not name or confirm the identities of any subjects of concern during an investigation.

We request that media refrain from naming those involved in order to avoid jeopardising the investigation and to protect people, including witnesses and survivors.