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Myint Soe and his son use centuries-old methods to catch fish on Inle Lake. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Since 6am Myint Soe and his son have been fishing aboard their long-tail boat. It looks as though it’s been a good morning – between their feet lie ab(...)

 Oxfam chief executive Mark Goldring visiting a refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, in April 2013. File photograph: Majed Jaber/Reuters

Oxfam’s chief executive is to step down from his role at the charity in the wake of its sex scandal in Haiti. Mark Goldring announced on Wednesday he(...)

In one of the final episodes of the television series The World at War, a German woman, speaking some 30 years after the war, described what it was li(...)

Finns topped the UN’s happiness rankings. Photograph: Getty

Happy are the people of the Nordic nations, happier, in fact, than anyone else in the world. And the overall happiness of a country is almost identica(...)

Oxfam International regional director for Latin America, Simon Ticehurst (right), speaks to Haiti’s minister of planning and external cooperation Aviol Fleurant (left) at a meeting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Thursday. Mr Fleurant said Oxfam will be suspended in the country for two months pending an investigation into sexual misconduct by employees of the aid group. Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Photo

Oxfam Great Britain will be suspended in Haiti for two months pending an investigation into sexual misconduct by employees of the aid group, a Haitian(...)

Justin Forsyth, who has resigned as deputy director of the United Nations children’s agency, Unicef. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

The deputy director of the United Nations children’s agency Unicef resigned on Thursday, saying he did not want coverage of past mistakes he had made(...)

The Wheel said charities cannot do their work without the public trust.

The chief executive of Ireland’s national association of charitable organisations called on the public not to “disconnect” from the charities they sup(...)

Oxfam’s 2011 investigation into the Haiti sex scandal concluded charities should be warned about “problem staff”. File Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Three members of the controversial Oxfam Haiti team that was under investigation for sexual exploitation and other breaches physically threatened a co(...)

Oxfam, one of Britain’s biggest aid outfits, is in crisis as it struggles to contain the fallout from claims that seven of its employees procured girls and women for sex in Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Any organisation would struggle to recover from allegations that it covered up sexual misconduct among its staff. When that organisation is a publicly(...)

 A woman carries a suitcase at Corail, a camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after an earthquake in 2010.  Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters

When you’re working in a war zone or after a natural disaster, emotions can run high, says one Irish UN worker with long experience in the aid sector.(...)

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