Archive for January 1st, 2015

01/01/2015

Protect NGOs from Risk-averse Banks

Human Wrongs Watch

The British government must do more to prevent charities working in high-risk countries from having their finances cut off by banks concerned their operations may fall foul of anti-terror laws, leading charities and bankers have warned. A report published on 31 December 2014 calls for better coordination between the banks, NGOs and the British government to reduce such cases. It also urges the government to take the lead in designing a clearer framework for what banks and NGOs are allowed to do legally.*

**Photo: FreeFoto.com | Banks are increasingly unwilling to support NGOs working in dangerous countries | Source: IRIN

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London, 31 December 2014 (IRIN)* – The British government must do more to prevent charities working in high-risk countries from having their finances cut off by banks concerned their operations may fall foul of anti-terror laws, leading charities and bankers have warned.
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