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A British businessman who died alongside his family in a seaplane crash has left a reported £41 million fortune to scandal-hit charity Oxfam. The organisation said on Tuesday it was "extremely grateful" for the bequest from Richard Cousins (pictured), who died alongside his fiancee, his two sons and her daughter…
Charities have raised £28 million for Rohingya refugees stranded in Bangladesh within the first year of the most recent exodus. In 12 months, an already-substantial refugee settlement in southern Bangladesh has become home to 700,000 more Rohingya fleeing neighbouring Burma amid reports of extreme violence. The Kutupalong-Balukhali expansion site, informally…
The international aid sector is guilty of "complacency verging on complicity" over its sex abuse scandal, a new report from a powerful Westminster committee has said. The delivery of aid to people and communities in crisis has been subverted by sexual predators, according to the latest report from the International…
The trustees of the Presidents Club, a controversial black-tie event mired in sexual harassment allegations, have been censured by the Charity Commission. A report by the Commission found "significant failures" at the Charitable Trust, and that the trustees were in breach of a number of "key charity law duties". It…
Around 1,100 complaints about safeguarding in aid agencies have been made since the Oxfam sex scandal in February, the head of the Charity Commission has said. Chief executive Helen Stephenson said the number of reports made in the last four months was around the same as it received in the…
A "senseless" benefits test is costing the NHS almost £8 million a year as a result of extra GP appointments or attendance at A&E, a charity has claimed. The MS Society, which supports people with multiple sclerosis, hit out at a rule which can stop people able to walk more…
Haiti's government has withdrawn Oxfam GB's right to work in the country after allegations of sexual misconduct by the charity's staff. Oxfam was plunged into crisis in February when it emerged some of its workers engaged in "sex parties" with prostitutes in the aftermath of 2010's earthquake in the Caribbean…
A hospice boss who used the charity's credit to spend more than £90,000 on suits, designer Mont Blanc pens and luxury hotels has been jailed for four years. Graham Leggatt-Chidgey, 63, would not allow other staff at Butterwick Hospice to open the credit card bills and put the personal expenditure…
People with learning disabilities helped to deliver a custom-made pair of shoes to the Prime Minister in a bid to encourage Government officials to better understand their lives. The unusual delivery was organised by Hft, a national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, which has launched a Walk In Our…
The parents of baby Charlie Gard, who died after being at the centre of a High Court treatment battle, have launched a foundation to provide a "brighter future" for other sick children. Connie Yates and Chris Gard (pictured) say the Charlie Gard Foundation aims to invest in research and provide…
A new pink tartan created to raise funds for cancer research has been modelled by the First Minister. Nicola Sturgeon was presented with a Friends of Cancer Research UK scarf, designed by fundraiser Elaine Monro and created by Lochcarron of Scotland. Profits from the sale of a range of products…
A children's charity is urging tech giants to take urgent action to protect youngsters from predators after it found more than half of 12-year-olds have livestreamed videos online. A YouGov survey carried out for Barnardo's found that 57% of 12-year-olds and more than one in four children aged 10 (28%)…
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