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Oxfam's deputy chief
executive has resigned,
over the scandal surrounding aid
workers using prostitutes in Haiti.
Penny Lawrence stepped down
following allegations the charity
failed to reveal the full details
of what happened seven years ago.
One former Oxfam aid worker in Haiti
says claims of sexual
misconduct were well known.
There was a lot of rumours
on the ground, about management
and leaders exploiting the locals,
sexually and in ways.
and leaders exploiting the locals,
sexually and in other ways.
Charity's bosses have been meeting
the International Development
Secretary today, amid fears the
Government funding may be cut
because of the scandal.
Also on the programme:
Three Britons killed
in a helicopter crash
in the Grand Canyon have been named.
They were Stuart Hill,
Becky Dobson, and Jason Hill.
Three other Britons
and the pilot were also injured.
It's not known what
caused the crash.
Theresa May is in Northern Ireland,
amid hopes of a new power sharing
agreement at Stormont.
We report from Tunisia, where UK
tourist flights will resume,
after the terror attack in 2015 that
killed 30 Britons.
And there's more weather trouble
at the Winter Olympics.
This time it's high
winds causing the chaos.
And coming up in Sportsday, seven
golds awarded in
golds awarded in Pyeongchang, but
the hopeful only manages to get a
-- but the third female skater
to complete a triple
axel in Games history only
manages to get a bronze.
Good evening, and welcome
to the BBC News at Six.
The deputy chief executive
of Oxfam has resigned,
following allegations the charity
tried to cover up the full details
of a sex scandal in Haiti,
involving its aid workers.
Senior figures in the organisation,
have been meeting the International
after the Government threatened
to cut millions of pounds of funding
over the controversy.
The charity has been asked
to produce all its evidence relating
to what happened with some aid
workers after the Haitian
earthquake in 2010.
Our special correspondent
Lucy Manning has the details.
The allegations that the team knew,
about prostitutes being used not
just in Haiti, but in Chad, with
nothing done. She worked in human
resources in Haiti for Oxfam for two
and a half years, says she flagged
concerns and was ignored.
a lot of rumours on the ground about
management and leaders exploiting
the locals, sexually and in other
ways, to get jobs, and to have good
standing. These were ongoing rumours
that would come to me through the
drivers and others. On many
occasions I would share those
rumours with my boss.
Deputy Chief Executive has resigned.
Penny Lawrence was programme
director whether prostitution
allegations were made and ignored.
She said, "I am ashamed that
happened on my watch and I take the
responsibility." The actions of
their director in Chad and arrow-mac
were never properly dealt with.
Bringing Oxfam into disrepute, Enda
Kenny wait abusing people who may
have been beneficiaries... There was
a discussion of how the organisation
should respond, but we didn't act on
it, and more significantly, because
there were not formal complaints, we
allowed him to move on to another
post, and that was our failing.
Oxfam's bosses were called in to
meet ministers this morning with
questions over the £32 million the
charity receives from the
Government. Ministers here at the
Department for International
Development no British charities do
good work overseas, but with Oxfam
half the story of what happened with
its staff in Haiti it has now put
pressure on the entire charity
sector. Oxfam says it investigated
87 allegations of sexual abuse or
exploitation last year, and Save the
Children looked into 31 cases of
misconduct. Christian Aide said it
had two cases, one of which was
reported to the Charity commission.
I don't think anyone can see in good
faith operating in an environment
like ours, that we can eliminate all
risk as a matter of 100% certainty.
What we can do is put on 100% best
effort to keep these people out of
commission says it receives reports
of about 1000 incidents involving
safeguarding from charities each
year, but a culture of cover-up, not
the image charities want.
the image charities want. Lucy, how
damaging is this whole affair, not
just a Oxfam but the aid sector in
Starting with Oxfam the
resignations following this really
don't look good. Allegations of
staff using prostitutes in Chad,
nothing done, then those staff
members are allowed to go and work
in Haiti, more allegations, some of
them allowed to just resign and get
other jobs, and the full details not
passed on either to the authorities
in Haiti or in the UK, and the chief
executive of Oxfam admitting
today that the disclosures you heard
from that woman in my report, who
said she raised them, they should
have been listened to, and what we
have had from him is an acceptance
that although we have at this
resignation from the Deputy Chief
Executive, that he will also go
Oxfam think he can't deal with this
issue. In the last few minutes from
the Government we have had details
of the meeting they had with Oxfam
today. A new unit is being set up
that charities will have to do
better, and also the Secretary of
State Penny Mordaunt has written to
all the charities telling them they
must refer all these allegations to
the relevant authorities.
Manning, many thanks.
Three British tourists killed
in a helicopter crash
in the Grand Canyon,
have been named
by police in America.
Becky Dobson, Jason Hill
and Stuart Hill, died
on Saturday evening.
Three other Britons,
and the pilot, were injured.
Our North America correspondent
James Cook reports.
This is the moment a dream holiday
for three British couples turned
into a nightmare. The helicopter
came down just before sunset in
rugged terrain near the West rim of
the Grand Canyon. Explosions and
fire followed with three passengers
apparently trapped inside. They were
Stuart Hill, celebrating his 30th
birthday, and his girlfriend, Becky
Dobson, a receptionist from Worthing
in West Sussex. She was 27. His
brother Jason Hill who was a lawyer
in Milton Keynes also died. He was
32 years old. His girlfriend,
Jennifer Barham, survived. Also on
board were newlyweds Jonathan Udall
and Ellie Milward, seen here on the
left at their wedding with Becky and
Stuart. They had been saving up for
their holiday for a year and three
who died had been attending Worthing
They had gone with their
passions to enjoy their young lives,
going through their careers as they
had wanted, to get to this stage in
their live and die so young, it is
In the minutes
after the crash passengers and crew
from other helicopters in the area
rushed to help. They included a
When we finally got some
medical equipment down there I
started helping with putting in IV
lines, then another crew came with
medication, so I started
administering that, give them fluids
to help prevent them from going into
shock, kept a really close eye on
them and did what I could do.
storm meant rescue teams had to walk
to the site using night vision
goggles. It was more than eight
hours before they could be taken to
We could not extract
everybody from the crash site until
two o'clock this morning. High
winds, rugged terrain, and as you
know, when you fly in treacherous
conditions like this, you have to
have special training and special
The Grand Canyon is
attractive because it is untamed,
drawing visitors from all over the
world. The tour
world. The tour company Papillon,
Airways, flight every year and this
crash is the firm's second fatal
accident here. The three British
survivors and the pilot are being
treated at this hospital in Las
Vegas. All four are said to be in
critical condition. The cause of the
crash in the canyon, and the deadly
fire, is not yet known.
And we can speak to James
Cook in Las Vegas now.
More details are emerging about the
Yes, that's right. Some
pretty heartbreaking tributes being
paid to these victims. Becky
Dobson's Father Peter for example
said his daughter was full of life
and always happy. Her friends speak
about our beautiful person who loved
animals and had a dream of becoming
a veterinary nurse. Friends of the
two brothers who died, Stuart and
Jason Hill have also been paying
tribute, describing them as popular
and great fun. As for here, the
survivors are still being treated in
this hospital for these very serious
injuries, but the focus at the crash
site, which is very remote, is on
what exactly happened, why this
helicopter crashed. It appears the
impact was survivable, so why did
the fire followed? Why were those
trapped unable to get out of that
helicopter? Questions for the tour
company, for the local authorities
which regulate that
which regulate that company as well,
and also perhaps questions for the
manufacturer of this helicopter.
James, many thanks. James Cook, live
in Las Vegas.
Theresa May and the Irish Prime
Minister have been meeting
Northern Ireland's political
leaders, amid speculation that
a deal to restore the devolved
government at Stormont
could be close.
But negotiations between
the Democratic Unionists
and Sinn Fein have stalled several
times in recent months
since the power sharing executive
collapsed more than a year ago.
Here's our Ireland
correspondent Chris Page.
His report contains some flash
The Prime Minister began her visit
to Belfast at a place
which was recently the scene
of an unexpected victory,
hundreds of jobs had been under
threat at the aircraft manufacturer
They are safe now after the firm
won a trade dispute
against Boeing in the US.
But Mrs May came here looking
to help find another breakthrough.
Northern Ireland has
been without a devolved
government for 13 months.
Several rounds of negotiations have
failed to break the deadlock between
the Democratic Unionist Party
and Sinn Fein.
Mrs May and the Irish prime
minister Leo Varadkar told
the parties they were committed
to bringing back devolution.
After the meetings, Stormont
politicians struck a positive note.
Good progress has been made,
we will continue to work
to look for more progress.
And it's about finding
an accommodation that
recognises the need to respect
all languages and all cultures
in Northern Ireland.
We don't believe that there
is anything now that is
insurmountable left to resolve.
There are matters of
clarity and some detail.
The main sticking point has been
whether there should be a new law
to protect and promote
the Irish language.
For speakers of the tongue,
Irish is about identity,
culture and history,
and they believe it
needs legal recognition.
It needs equality and it needs to be
on the same level as Gaelic
in Scotland and Welsh in Wales.
And obviously English here as well.
It needs to be on an equal
footing with the rest
and that's all we're asking.
But in Unionist areas
there is suspicion and even
hostility towards the idea.
Here in Shankill Road
in West Belfast people
are strongly opposed
to an Irish language law.
Wouldn't have my children going down
schools, you know, learning it,
letting the kids learn it.
This is British, it isn't Irish.
Always stick to British...
This is a British country,
not an Irish country.
I think it's terrible.
I think our crew's letting us down.
That strength of feeling shows how
sensitive and symbolic the issue
of the Irish language has become
during this long and deep political
crisis but there are other
disagreements separating the parties
including whether same-sex
marriage should be allowed
in Northern Ireland and how
the hundreds of unsolved
killings from the Troubles
should be dealt with.
The power-sharing executive has been
in the deep freeze as the issue
of the Irish border has become one
of the most significant
in the Brexit negotiations.
The Stormont stalemate isn't over,
but there are signs
relations are warming.
Chris Page, BBC News, Belfast.
London City Airport remains closed
after an unexploded bomb
from World War Two was
found in the Thames, not
far from the runway.
It was discovered in the early
hours of Sunday morning,
forcing the evacuation
of neighbouring buildings.
Work to dispose of the device should
be completed by tomorrow.
The Serious Fraud Office
is to prosecute Barclays Bank
over a loan of more than £2 billion
it gave to the Gulf state of
Qatar during the financial crisis.
Investigators claim the money
was used to buy shares
in the bank, which amounts
to unlawful financial assistance.
Barclays' parent company was charged
with the same offence
last year and both firms
will contest the allegations.
In South Africa, leaders
of the governing ANC party
are meeting to decide the fate
of President Jacob Zuma.
Mr Zuma has been resisting
calls to stand down,
but over the weekend the party's
new leader Cyril Ramaphosa
said the question of his position
would be finalised today.
Our Africa Editor Fergal Keane
is in Johannseburg.
We've been here quite a few times in
the last few weeks but is there any
sign of a final decision as to
President Zuma's fate?
Not yet but
there will be. I wish I could tell
you when. They've been talking for
over six hours. That's not unusual
with the ANC and especially the
National Executive Committee, which
has 90 members and everyone is
entitled to their say. They should
reach a consensus and avoid a
divisive vote. The scenario that has
been sketched out is that they will
agree to recall President Zuma, in
other words ask for his resignation
and in a carefully choreographed
move he will agreed to resign. It
isn't confirmed or guaranteed. The
doubt is moving onto the floor of
Parliament where you may have a vote
of no-confidence or impeachment
which would see ANC members voting
against their own leader. Cyril
Ramaphosa once to have leadership
and avoid a gift to the opposition.
It is hoped they will reach a
decision that will see President
Zuma, perhaps tomorrow morning,
agreeing to resign.
The top stories
Oxfam's deputy chief executive has
resigned over the sex scandal
involving aid workers in Haiti.
Coming up, more details are revealed
about the royal wedding day.
Coming up on Sportsday on BBC News,
Britain's Aimee Fuller can only
finish 17th after being one
of the snowboarders to struggle on a
windswept day at
the Winter Olympics.
Tourist flights to Tunisia
will resume tomorrow,
two and half years after 30 British
holidaymakers were killed
in a terror attack at a beach
resort in the coastal
city of Sousse.
A travel ban later imposed by the UK
was lifted last summer
and now Thomas Cook will operate
flights from Manchester
Our Security Correspondent Frank
Gardner has travelled to Tunisia
to assess what security
measures have been taken
to reassure visitors.
Tunis by night, and a National Guard
unit prepares to raid
a suspected terrorist hideout.
Their commander tells us they know
of 500 Islamist extremists
living in just three
square kilometres here.
Well, they've just gone
into a house here.
We can hear some shouts.
We're in a tiny little backstreet,
and they're looking for members
of an Isis cell that has been
in Libya, they suspect, so the whole
street is flooded with these armed
National Guard soldiers.
Three years ago on this beach
near Sousse, an Isis gunman
shot dead 38 people,
30 of them British.
Now, Tunisia is getting training
from Royal Navy instructors
in maritime security,
while Met police detectives have
been training up hotel staff.
At four key airports,
British aviation experts have
installed new screening equipment,
so I asked Britain's ambassador,
how safe is it now?
Well, no country is 100% safe,
as we saw with the tragic attacks
in London and Manchester last year,
but it is safer here than it was in
2015 because the Tunisians'
capability has improved.
In the resort town of Hammamet,
where Thomas Cook is taking
the first returning British
tourists, I asked the hotel manager
what precautions he's taking.
We have around 60 cameras
all around the hotel.
The exterior cameras
are all monitored 24 hours
by people behind the screens.
But Tunisia sits in
a dangerous neighbourhood.
Across this border, Libya
is in chaos, and Isis has bases.
The Manchester bomber trained in
Libya, and so did the Sousse gunman.
Back in the capital, Tunis,
the night raid yields results.
Suspects were arrested
and will now face trial.
Tunisia has made huge
progress against terrorism,
but if its tourist industry
is to recover fully,
it will need to stay vigilant.
Frank Gardner, BBC News, Tunisia.
Friends and family are searching
for a Scottish man who's
gone missing in Hamburg
after a stag party.
Liam Colgan was last
seen in the early hours
of Saturday morning,
in a bar in the city.
He'd organised the trip
for family and friends,
ahead of his brother's
wedding next month.
Catrina Renton has the details.
Liam Colgan, on the right,
doing what he loves,
music with his band.
On Friday, he and 17
friends were out in Hamburg
celebrating his brother
Eamonn's stag weekend.
Liam is the best man
and had organised it all.
His friends last saw him at 1:30am
in the Reeperbahn area of the city.
We knew that his phone battery had
died on Friday evening
so we might not have just heard
of him overnight.
But it was really strange
when he didn't turn up the next
morning and we became increasingly
concerned when he didn't turn up
for the 5-a-side football match
that we had planned for one o'clock
on Saturday afternoon.
That's when we really knew
something wasn't right.
Some of Liam's family and friends
have stayed in the city
hoping to help trace him.
German police say they are
planning to launch a public
appeal for information.
Back in Scotland, Liam's friends
are doing everything they can,
they want as many people as possible
to share this page on social
media, hoping someone,
somewhere knows something.
It's totally out of character and
that's why we need people's help.
Don't assume that this is just a guy
on a night out that's not come back
because he's on some kind
of mad night out.
That's not him.
The wedding is in three weeks' time.
Liam's family and friends
just want him home.
Catrina Renton, BBC News.
Kensington Palace has released more
details of Prince Harry
and Meghan Markle's wedding plans.
The ceremony will take place
at Windsor Castle on May 19th.
Our Royal Correspondent
Nicholas Witchell reports.
Three months to go,
and so much to do, but Harry
and Megan are said to be
involving themselves closely
in details of the
The venue we know will
be the magnificent
setting of St George's Chapel
inside Windsor Castle.
Dating from the 15th century
and rich in history, it's
here that the banners of the Knights
of the Garter are displayed above
the choir stalls.
It will be the setting
for a ceremony which will be
very much more a family wedding
than a state occasion.
We now know the timetable
for the day.
At noon, the wedding
ceremony will begin,
well-timed for American
At 1pm, the carriage
procession will begin.
At around 2pm, there
will be a wedding
reception inside the castle.
Then in the evening,
there will be a private
dinner and reception for the couple,
their families, and close friends.
In terms of the carriage procession,
this is the route they will take.
At 1pm, from Windsor
Castle, they will
go down Castle Hill
and Windsor High Street,
and then out to the south
of Windsor along King's
Road, before returning
to the castle along
the Long Walk.
A processional route
which Kensington Palace hopes
will give people a chance
to feel part of what
they call, "This special
One problem which hasn't been
resolved is whether Prince William,
the president of the
will be able to get to the FA
Cup final, which is due
to kick off at Wembley
late that afternoon.
It could be tricky.
The problem would be
getting William back
to the castle in time for that
family dinner in the evening.
If the cup final went
into extra time, he'd
have a problem.
So Windsor may well win
the day over Wembley.
And at the centre of things
at the big match in
Windsor will be these two, a bride
and groom becoming, well, not
exactly a Mr and Mrs,
more probably a Duke and Duchess.
Nicholas Witchell, BBC News,
The minister responsible
for maternity and paternity leave,
Andrew Griffiths, who has been
promoting shared parental
leave for new parents,
has told the BBC that he's not
actually eligible for the leave.
He and his wife are expecting
their first child in April,
but he said that as a minister it's
against the rules for him to take
advantage of the policy.
The legendary singer Vic Damone had
died at the age of 89.
# I hear music when I look at you.
Best known for the hits
"You're Breaking My Heart"
and "On the Street Where You Live,"
he was part of the golden
age of lounge singers,
who came to fame after World War II,
including Frank Sinatra,
Tony Bennett and Dean Martin.
Strong winds have disrupted
the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The final of the women's giant
slalom had to be postponed.
But the final of the women's
snowboard slopestyle did go
ahead in conditions some
described as "dangerous".
From Pyeongchang, our
Sports Correspondent Andy
Swiss has the details.
Just getting to the
start was a struggle.
Howling winds for the women's
snowboarders and soon
a blizzard of controversy.
Instead of postponing, they went
ahead, with calamitous results.
Quite how no one was injured,
especially Slovakia's Klaudia
Medlova, almost defied belief.
As one after another,
their hopes crash landed.
All of the 25 riders fell
at some point, including
Britain's Aimee Fuller.
The wind forced her to pull out
of a jump on her first run,
which meant on the second
it was all or nothing,
and agonisingly it was the latter.
Fuller finished 17th,
but more importantly, intact.
The conditions, she said,
where simply brutal.
It felt like I had
a sailboat under my board.
The wind ripped me sideways.
There wasn't a chance
I was going to land.
So, yeah, devastated.
Amidst the chaos, America's Jamie
Anderson kept her balance
and her Olympic title.
Organisers felt it had been safe
to start the final, but was it?
The coaches and judges,
they all have a chat together
and make a decision at the top
of the slope.
I wonder what went on in that
conversation, why somebody didn't
say, let's postpone this.
These biting winds have already
blown the schedule of course.
Today's women's giant slalom
had to be postponed,
and with more high winds forecast
tomorrow there could
be more disruption.
For now though, there will be relief
no-one was badly hurt,
on a day when extreme sport
certainly lived up to its name.
Andy Swiss, BBC News, Pyeongchang.
Looks pretty bad in South Korea,
what about here?
Here's Chris Fawkes.
Here's Chris Fawkes.
For some of us it is the winter that
keeps giving in terms of snow, some
having more than their fair share.
This was taken in the Peak District.
Looking at the satellite picture you
can see the next weather system that
is racing across the Atlantic and
this will cause problems overnight
and into tomorrow for some of us in
terms of heavies know. Before that,
very windy over England and Wales,
gusts around 70 mph around coastal
areas and that's enough to cause
issues. You can't help but notice
the blue turning into white further
north. Rain turning to snow in
higher parts of Northern Ireland,
Scotland and northern England. How
much, 5-10 centimetres. It could be
riding towards morning rush-hour in
Scotland, coming down heavily, so
difficult conditions, a risk of
disruption and even lower down there
will be a few centimetres. The snow
moving away from Northern Ireland
but leaving thick cover over the
higher ground. Through the rest of
the Davie Provan that nation is
slowly moving over East Anglia and
south-east England so it will feel
particularly cold. Sunny spells for
the rest of us but it will be cold,
temperatures struggling, four, 5
degrees. On Tuesday night, icy
stretches and then a weather system
racing from the Atlantic and it will
do more of the same, strong wind,
then a band of rain, turning to snow
over the higher ground, leading to
further significant accumulations.
Some snow at lower levels in eastern
Scotland but things will turn milder
from the West with temperatures up
to double figures late in the day.
We could see some problems overnight
and tomorrow, with heavy snow in the
A reminder of our main story.
Oxfam's deputy Chief Executive has
resigned over the sex scandal
involving aid workers in Haiti.
So it's goodbye from me.