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Comment & Analysis - January 22, 2012

Al-Shabaab Fears Political Agenda in Western Aid Says IPI's John Hirsch

Al Jazeera

"The United Nations system is both a humanitarian aid system and political system, and it's seen as very much within a Western orbit, so a great deal of the reluctance of Al-Shabaab to allow some of these aid agencies to function has to do with their perception, whether right or wrong, that these aid agencies also represent a political agenda," says John Hirsch, IPI Senior Adviser, in this Al Jazeera report.

 
 

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