Aid across enemy lines
Aid across enemy linesWhat are the human costs of US counter-terrorism laws?
Somali women wait in line to receive treatment at the outpatient clinic run by African Union in Mogadishu, Somalia, 06 August 2012. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA
On Monday, August 5 at 19:30 GMT:
Are counter-terrorism laws undermining humanitarian aid? Studies suggest the growing body of legislation post 9/11 is having a negative impact on international assistance. According to one report, since al-Shabaab in Somalia was listed as a terrorist group in 2008, three American NGOs terminated operations there and overall aid to the country fell by 88 percent. We look at the human costs of counter-terrorism laws at 1930GMT.