Oxfam did not ban staff from using prostitutes as it would infringe their ‘civil liberties’

Oxfam refused to ban staff from using prostitutes saying it would “infringe their civil liberties”, a training manual has revealed.

The guidance, still available on the charity’s website, says that they “strongly discourage” their workers from paying for sex but a total ban would be “impractical”.

The same manual reveals that Oxfam has “dismissed staff for exploiting or abusing beneficiaries or members of the local community in virtually every recent humanitarian response”.