In addition to the prohibition on material support to proscribed groups, sanctions programs imposed by the United Nations, the U.S. and the EU, among others, inhibits the delivery of lifesaving aid to many countries. These programs may prohibit the flow of goods without adequate protections for humanitarian action, or place restrictions on financial services that delay or prevent program funds from reaching programs. Examples of countries sanctioned by the U.S. include Cuba, Syria and North Korea, all of which experience humanitarian need.

Please also see our pages on Counter-terrorist Financing and Humanitarian Safeguards

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Webinar – ABCs of Sanctions

May 28th, 2020|

The complex maze of U.S. sanctions creates significant concerns for nonprofit organizations operating internationally. Standards are inconsistent across various sanctions programs, humanitarian exemptions are limited or nonexistent and vagueness creates compliance challenges. In this webinar,

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