USAID OIG Head Of Investigations Discusses Diversion Of Food Aid To Armed Groups In Syria In IRIN Interview

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“…IRIN interviewed the [USAID Office of the Inspector General (OIG)] head of investigations, Dan Altman, by phone in late December. He disclosed new details about the diversion of over $8 million worth of food aid to a Syrian armed group — a case first reported by IRIN. Altman said several other Syria diversion investigations are still underway. He also rejected accusations of over-aggressive enforcement and spelled out what he believes NGOs need to do to respond to allegations of material support to terrorists…” (Parker, 2/4).

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