U.K., U.S. Anti-Terrorism Laws Inhibiting Humanitarian, Food Aid Deliveries To Drought-Hit Somalia
The Guardian: Anti-terrorism laws have ‘chilling effect’ on vital aid deliveries to Somalia
“Strict British and U.S. counter-terrorism laws are discouraging humanitarian organizations from delivering vital emergency assistance to millions of people facing starvation and fatal diseases in drought-hit Somalia. Senior humanitarian officials say the laws, which target any individual or organization found to have materially assisted a terrorist group, exert a ‘chilling effect’ on vital assistance in areas of Somalia controlled by Islamic militants from al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida affiliate…” (Burke, 4/26).
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