International Development Committee

Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Oral evidence ongoing

Scope of the inquiry

The International Development Committee (IDC) is inquiring into sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector.  The Committee held an initial evidence session on Tuesday 20 February with Oxfam UK; Save the Children GB and Department for International Development (DFID). This inquiry will follow-up on several points raised during that evidence session and in the wider media since. The Committee’s key concern is allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of the intended recipients and beneficiaries of humanitarian and development aid by aid sector workers, peacekeepers, or others supported by UK aid (both bilateral and multilateral) in recipient countries; and proposals for new approaches to safeguarding within the aid sector to tackle these problems.

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