Humanitarian relief should not be held hostage by broader disputes or ongoing negotiations with Iran. C&SN and others are urging the Biden administration to relieve sanctions on Iran that have been inhibiting humanitarian trade. Read Matthew Petti in Responsible Statecraft on the group effort, and read the full letter here. (April 21).

This C&SN-Commissioned report, in partnership with the London School of Economics and Political Science, takes an in depth look at the due diligence and risk mitigation procedures that NGOs have implemented to prevent diversion of funds and assets and adhere to counter-terrorism financing laws. It also offers a set of recommendations for NGOs and stakeholders. Read the full report here.