Bunkers, blackmail and bureaucracy: aid agencies accused of outsourcing danger

Iraq 0 Comment 1

‘Unethical and dangerous practices’ condemned as study claims charities keep staff at a safe remove from conflict while relying on local groups to carry out work

Aid agencies often rely on local people to carry out work in the world’s war zones while their own staff remain holed up in bunkers, a report based on interviews with 2,000 humanitarian workers has found.

Highlighting alarming practices in countries including Syria, Yemen and Iraq, the authors of the independent study said aid groups are spending too little time on the ground in conflict zones and are over-reliant on subcontractors.

Related: Syrian doctors forced to crowdfund safer underground hospitals due to aid rules

Related: Yemen aid not reaching intended recipients, say activists on ground

Continue reading…
Source: iraq
Link : Bunkers, blackmail and bureaucracy: aid agencies accused of outsourcing danger

Author

Leave a comment

Search

Back to Top