U.S. Reinforces Counter-Terrorism Controls On New USAID Grants, Contracts For Aid To Syria

IRIN: U.S. tightens counter-terror clampdown on Syria aid
“The U.S. government has reinforced counter-terrorism controls on aid operations in Syria. New contractual terms require U.S.-funded organizations to get special permission to provide relief in areas controlled by extremist groups. The move further complicates aid operations for those trapped in Syria’s last rebel stronghold, Idlib, where two thirds of its three million people need assistance…” (Parker, 9/21).