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Published 02 June 2011

A regular monitoring process conducted by Oxfam has found “financial irregularities” in the charity’s

programme for flood relief in Sindh, Pakistan, requiring the charity to launch an independent, external audit.

The anomalies represent less than two per cent of Oxfam's emergency flood response spending in Pakistan.

Source: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

The charity has stated its intention to "recover any money found to be missing" and has also offered reassurance to donors, with an official statement saying: "Oxfam's priority is to ensure that donors' money is spent effectively and that it provides the support expected and committed to poor people in Pakistan. We are conducting this investigation to allow us to continue to be accountable to the communities that we work with, and ensure improved service delivery in the future."

Oxfam is refusing to name any of the partners that may be involved while the investigation is taking place. Further information will be issued upon its conclusion.

Becky Nayler

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