Medical News Today: New Website Aims To Keep Traffickers From Accessing Aid Money

Date of publication: 
Thu, 2010-04-22

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) rolled out a new informational website on Tuesday that aims to "prevent arms and drug traffickers from accessing significant humanitarian aid and peacekeeping funds," Agence France-Presse reports. An earlier SIPRI report found that "more than 90 percent of the air cargo carriers identified in arms trafficking-related reports had also been used for humanitarian aid and peace-keeping operations between 2004 and 2009." According to the news service, "[t]he portal, funded by Sweden's governmental aid agency SIDA and the country's foreign ministry, includes a database, model codes of conduct and best practices for negotiations with transport suppliers" (4/19).