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The government has threatened to cut
off all state funding and help
for Oxfam and other charities
if they fail to ensure
that vulnerable people
are properly protected.
The International Development
Secretary, Penny Mordaunt,
has described as "horrific"
the behaviour of some of Oxfam's
workers in Haiti, who were accused
of using prostitutes
in the aftermath of
the earthquake there in 2010.
Angus Crawford reports.
First Haiti, no Chad, one of the
poorest countries on earth. New
allegations that a number of Oxfam
workers paid local women for six. --
sex. The head of the mission at the
time, Roland van Hauwermeiren, was
the same man who five years later
and Haiti resigned after admitting
using prostitutes. Four others were
sacked. Oxfam will not confirm the
details but says it is shocked and
dismayed by the report, which
highlights unacceptable behaviour by
a small number of people. As the
scandal grows, the International
Development Secretary, Penny
Mordaunt, has sent a strong warning
to all British charities receiving
public money, they will lose the
cash if they cannot show a robust
approach to safeguarding.
I am very
clear, it does not matter whether
you have got of whistle-blowing
hotline, it does not matter if you
have got good safeguarding practices
in place, it's the moral leadership
at the top of the organisation is
not the, we cannot have you as a
She said Oxfam did not give
her department to fill facts about
what happened in Haiti. At a meeting
tomorrow, the charity will be given
one last chance or be stripped of
its public funding. Today, more
revelations about the aid agencies,
reports Christian Aid, Save the
Children and the British Red Cross
of all investigated staff over
sexual misconduct allegations, and
some of who know the sector well are
People need to
realise that the vows majority of
aid work in crisis situations is
extraordinary, it saves lives, it
helps people who are vulnerable, but
aid agencies need to do more that
the best people are going into these
areas, they are monitored, and these
people who are very vulnerable, they
have a voice in how this unfolds.
The government is now demanding
every charity receiving taxpayers'
money disclose all past and current
cases of sexual misconduct. A
scandal affecting one charity is now
threatening to engulf the entire
sector. Angus Crawford, BBC News.
The Prime Minister and other members
of her cabinet are to set
out their policy on leaving
the European Union in
a series of speeches.
During the campaign,
dubbed "the road to Brexit"
by Downing Street, they will
describe the kind of future
relationship they want the UK
to have with the EU.
Our political correspondent
Emma Vardy is here with me.
So what can we expect?
Theresa May has been accused of
kicking they can down the road when
it comes to nailing down exactly
what the government wants for
Britain after Brexit. Do we want to
remain close to the EU in some
areas, or do we want to break away
and do our own thing in others? The
EU will be setting out its
negotiating position in a matter of
weeks so we cannot put it off any
longer. The senior members of the
Brexit Cabinet will be going to
Chequers to try to resolve their
On Wednesday the Foreign Secretary
will kick off a series of speeches.
We are told Boris Johnson has the
impossible task of trying to unite
levers and Remainers with his
speech. Then the road to Brexit will
culminate with a speech from Theresa
May in the next few weeks. There is
one big hurdle, getting the other 27
EU countries to agree.
Thank you very much. Emma Vardy, our
More than a third of child deaths
and serious injuries caused
by neglect in England are linked
to parents who drink
too much, according
to a new Parliamentary report.
It also found that nearly
all councils have cut their budgets
for alcohol support services.
Our health correspondent
Adina Campbell has more.
Dad of six Josh Connelly knows
first-hand about the damage alcohol
can have on a family.
His father was an alcoholic,
and died when he was nine.
I remember one particular incident,
he smashed all the windows through,
by the door, and he was waving
a knife through one of the windows,
and the police coming up
and taking him away.
At the same time I was trying
to deal with it all,
you're also trying to keep it
secret, so it is about
just suppressing it,
and then you naturally get
unhealthy coping mechanisms.
The impact of parents abusing
alcohol in England are outlined
in a new Parliamentary report.
It found more than a third of child
deaths and serious injuries
through neglect were linked
to parents drinking alcohol.
While nearly two-thirds of all care
applications involved misuse
of alcohol or drugs.
And children with alcohol dependent
parents had feelings
of stigma, shame and guilt.
The report also used data
from a Freedom Of Information
investigation, which found almost
all councils in England
are cutting back their budgets
for this kind of care.
The government says work is under
way on a new children
of alcoholics strategy,
in addition to new higher duties
to target cheap alcohol.
Josh has turned his life around,
but he believes there are many
children who will end up
suffering in silence.
Adina Campbell, BBC News.
A man from Walsall has been
charged with killing his
Mylee Billingham was found stabbed
at her father's house in January.
William Billingham has also been
charged with making threats to kill.
A helicopter has crashed in the
Grand Canyon, killing three people.
At least four others were hurt. It
was thought to be carrying
holiday-makers. The cause of the
crash is not yet known.
The Foreign Secretary,
Boris Johnson, has met
the leader of Myanmar,
Aung San Suu Kyi, for talks.
Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslim
refugees have crossed the border
into neighbouring Bangladesh
after a crackdown by
This report from Reeta Chakrabarti
contains flash photography.
There were smiles this morning
as Boris Johnson shook hands
with Aung San Suu Kyi
in the capital, Naypyidaw,
but the plight of the Rohingya
people will be a difficult topic.
The Burmese leader has suffered
a spectacular fall from grace
in international public opinion
after failing to defend
the rights of the Rohingya.
Boris Johnson met some
of the refugees on a tour of one
of the camps in Bangladesh
yesterday, and said that
international diplomacy needed
to focus on a safe and dignified
return home for them.
It's about finding a political
solution, finding an answer
in Myanmar, from Burma,
creating the conditions for a safe,
dignified return for these people.
That's what they want.
They do want to go back,
but they don't feel safe.
But he admitted that right now that
seemed a distant prospect.
Later today, Mr Johnson will be
taken by the Myanmar military
on a tour of Rakhine state
from where the refugees have fled,
alleging arson, looting, rape,
and murder by soldiers
and Buddhist mobs.
Reeta Chakrabati, BBC News,
Naypyidaw, in Myanmar.
Great Britain has narrowly missed
out on a first medal
of the Winter Olympics.
On another day of freezing
temperatures in Pyeongchang,
cross-country skier Andrew Musgrave
was in the silver medal position
with just over a lap to go.
He eventually finished in seventh,
Britain's best ever Olympic result
in cross-country skiing.
Andy Swiss reports from South Korea.
The Winter Olympics
at their most wintry.
Minus 16 and bone chilling winds,
but Andrew Musgrave
was about to warm the spirits.
And they are under way...
is not one of Britain's
traditional Olympic strengths.
Their previous best,
Musgrave's 29th in Sochi,
where he said he skied
like a tranquilliser badger.
With barely a lap to go,
there he was, remarkably in silver
Could he hang on?
Well, not quite.
As Norway's Simen Hegstad
Kruger raced to gold,
Musgrave faded to seventh.
But with his best events
still to come, some feat.
Well, what a result
that was for Andrew Musgrave.
He could not quite get
that first medal for
Britain, but even so,
the performance of his life.
With a lap and a half to go,
I was feeling good, pretty
confident, I thought
be able to get a medal.
I actually could not
quite keep up that pace.
The last lap was pretty tough.
But on a day when some events
were postponed due to high
winds, one man soared.
At the age of just 17,
America's Red Gerard spinning
to snowboarding gold,
a teenage triumph
to light up these Games.
Andy Swiss, BBC News, Pyeongchang.
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