Prevention of corruption in humanitarian assistance programmes in (post) conflict areas

Corruption in humanitarian assistance programs is a big problem in poor areas, such as in Sudan or Afghanistan, for example. Humanitarian assistance is a lifeline that brings food, shelter and other basic services to people who need it most. Whether it is war, famine or natural disaster, corruption in humanitarian work can mean the difference between life and death.
Corruption is not only confined to financial mismanagement and fraud. Power can also be abused in many other ways, such as nepotism/cronyism, sexual exploitation and the diversion of aid resources to non-target groups, causing disastrous and long-term effects on the humanitarian mission.




Major Countries
The victims of corruption in humanitarian assistance programs are the countries that have corrupt governments and governments that have been destabilized for various reasons, such as terrorism, civil war or natural catastrophes. They try to fight against this but the corruption remains almost always remains.




Previous Attempts to solve the Issue
There are not many attempts to fight corruption because the government is not strong enough or the corruption is in too many areas that it cannot be defeated.





Riccardo Fabry