Knox grammar apologises to abuse victims
The former head of Oxfam UK, Chris Lewis, praised the decision by the charity on Twitter
The charity said: ‘We welcome the decision by Oxfam to acknowledge their past role in creating a climate that has seen many survivors of sexual violence in conflict in Cambodia.
Oxfam, which has since pulled its fundraising from the group after accusations of its ties to the US Agency for International Development, has apologised for its history of supporting the Khmer Rouge.
It came to light yesterday after it was reported that Ms Lee had written to the group and apologised ‘for the impact my actions have had’ on some victims.
The statement read: ‘Oxfam wishes to clarify the actions of two of its senior representatives on the Cambodia-Bangladesh Peace process, Chris Lee and Rachael Lee.
‘In particular, we regret the way in which we have provided assistance to some Cambodians in violation of our code of conduct on conflict-related aid, 더킹카지노particularly in the immediate aftermath of a recent bombing in Kampuchea.’
After a US State Department official asked about the issue, Ms Lee said: ‘I have now decided to withdraw from the Oxfam Cambodia/Bung Pei programme, but we remain dedicated to working with those who need our help and will continue to support peace in the region and across the globe.