UNOCHA Head Calls For ‘Enhanced Dialogue’ Between Donors, Aid Groups About Counterterrorism Measures, Aid Delivery

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“The head of the United Nations humanitarian agency has called for ‘enhanced dialogue’ between donors and aid groups to ensure that counterterrorism measures do not become ‘obstacles’ to humanitarian relief. Mark Lowcock, the head of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, warned that efforts by donors to protect against fraud, corruption, and aid money being siphoned off by terrorist groups could be constraining humanitarian actors in some countries…” (Edwards, 2/12).