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Frequently Asked Questions

131. What if, in delivering humanitarian assistance, my organization unintentionally provides food or medicine to members of al-Shabaab?


Due to the dangerous and highly unstable environment combined with urgent humanitarian needs in south and central Somalia, some food and/or medicine delivered in these areas may end up in the hands of al-Shabaab members. Such incidental benefits are not a focus for OFAC sanctions enforcement.

Date Released
August 4, 2011