READOUT: Under Secretary Brian Nelson’s Roundtable with Humanitarian Groups

WASHINGTON – On November 14, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian E. Nelson convened Treasury’s third roundtable with representatives of non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and U.S. government implementers to discuss the facilitation of legitimate humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza.

During the roundtable, Under Secretary Nelson reiterated Treasury’s commitment to mitigating and responding to civilian harm as both a moral and strategic imperative. He described how Treasury has engaged humanitarian organizations and foreign partners to ensure that U.S. counter-terrorism actions do not interfere with humanitarian assistance to Gaza. 

Under Secretary Nelson also announced the publication of public guidance for the provision of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people. The guidance lays out in plain language the available humanitarian-related in Treasury’s counter terrorism sanctions and clearly describes the activity covered by these authorizations. Treasury issued this guidance to provide additional clarity that U.S. sanctions do not stand in the way of legitimate humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people.