UN Official Rejects US Narrative: Sanctions on Syria Do Affect Earthquake Relief
U.N. Special Rapporteur Alena Douhan discusses the devastating impact of illegal US sanctions on Syria and how they are continuing to block aid in earthquake recovery efforts.
Professor Douhan explains how despite the US Treasury issuing a 180-day waiver on certain sanctions imposed on Syria, countries and humanitarian actors are still hesitant to send aid due to overcompliance and fears of potential financial and political consequences from the US.
Rania Khalek is a Middle East-based journalist for Breakthrough News. . Her journalism has appeared at The Grayzone, Jacobin, The Nation, The Intercept, FAIR, Vice, The Electronic Intifada, Al Jazeera and more. .