Oxfam to close in 18 countries and cut 1,500 staff amid coronavirus pressures

Posted by on May 20, 2020 12:48 pm
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More cuts in the UK expected as global funding crisis follows Haiti sex-abuse scandal and charity shop lockdown closures

Oxfam International is to lay off almost 1,500 staff and close operations in 18 countries – including Afghanistan where it has worked for 50 years – after it emerged that the global aid organisation had been bleeding cash during the coronavirus crisis.

The agency has seen its funding model hit by an accumulation of crises.

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