Den somaliska terrorgruppen al-Shabaab listade idag 16 biståndsorganisationer som man förbjuder att verka i de delar av Somalia som kontrolleras av al-Shabaab. En av de svartlistade biståndsorganisationerna är Swedish African Welfare Alliance, SAWA.
"Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked group Al-Shabaab has banned around 16 local and international relief agencies from operating in the regions under its control accusing them of conducting unwanted actions that might jeopardize the legacy of Al-Shabaab , a press statement issued by the Office for Supervising the Affairs of Foreign Agenciesmilitants (OSAFA) said on Monday.Det är inte första gången al-Shabaab slänger ut biståndsarbetare ur landet. När al-Shabaab tillåter nödhjälp är det för att det gynnar dem själva. Således har den svenske biståndsdebattören Fredrik Segerfeldt tidigare kunnat berätta att terroristorganisationen har drivit in 'skatt' av exempelvis Läkare utan gränser, något som rapporterats av The Guardian:
The public communiqué says, after year-long investigation into the tasks of the aid agencies, Al-Shabaab decided today to order them to stop working in the regions controlled by the movement. The foreign and the local agencies were in fact conducting humanitarian assistance that helped many people from malnutrition."
"In 2009, MSF was subjected to a 5% tax on the salary of all MSF employees by the al-Qaida linked al-Shabaab militia, not to mention 'registration' costs of $10,000 (£6,300) per project, a $20,000 tax every six months and was told to dismiss all female employees."Vad det 'biståndet' har finansierat vill man inte ens tänka på.
Al-Shabaabs dekret i sin helhet, via Jihadology:
28 November 2011
In the Name of Allah the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
After a meticulous year-long review and investigation into the operations of the organisations currently working in Somalia, a fact-finding committee assigned by the Office for Supervising the Affairs of Foreign Agencies (OSAFA) has documented a fully comprehensive report, through highly credible internal as well as external sources, detailing the illicit activities and misconducts of some of the organisations.
In response to the findings of the committee, OSAFA has decided to permanently revoke the permissions of the following organisations to operate inside Somalia.
1. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
2. World Health Organisation (WHO)
3. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
4. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
5. United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
6. Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU)
7. Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
8. Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
10. Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)
11. Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI)
12. Swedish African Welfare Alliance (SAWA)
13. German Agency For Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
14. Action Contre la Faim (ACF)
Apart from the collective misappropriation of funds and public trust in their operations, the following organisations were found to be:
1- Generating and collecting data through dubious programme under the guise of demographic surveys, vaccinations reports, demining surveys, nutrition analyses and population censuses.
2- Using field data and analyses for dishonest policies and programmes other than poverty reduction, humanitarian aid, provision of life opportunities and development of sustainable living conditions.
3- Working with international bodies to foster secularism, immorality and the degrading values of democracy in an Islamic country.
4- Some organisations were found to be collaborating with trans-national ecumenical churches and acting as platforms for proselytizing young, susceptible and often impoverished Muslim children.
5- Conveying communications and disseminating information regarding the activities of the Muslims and particularly the Mujahideen.
6- Financing, aiding and abetting subversive groups seeking to destroy the basic tenets of Islamic penal system.
7- Persistently galvanizing the local population against the full establishment of Islamic Shari’ah system.
8- Lacking complete political detachment and neutrality with regard to the conflicting parties in Somalia, thereby intensifying the instability and insecurity gripping the nation as a whole.
9- Undermining the livelihoods and cultural values of the population through the pervasive practice of corruption and bribery as means of operation.
10- Working vigorously in partnership with several organisations in order to exploit the country of its natural resources.
11- Acting as an impediment to the people’s ability to reach long term sustainability through the preservation and management of their natural resources in a self-determined manner.
12- Amplifying the refugee crisis in the country and failing to implement durable solutions that satisfactorily resolve the suffering of internally displaced refugees.
13- Promoting the fragmentation of the local population through the pursuance of tribal associations in their social interactions and partnerships.
In the light of these findings, OSAFA shall henceforth continue to dispatch a yearly fact-finding committee to evaluate and appraise the performance of all the organisations operating inside Somalia. Any organisation found to be supporting or actively engaged in activities deemed detrimental to the attainment of an Islamic State or performing duties other than that which it formally proclaims will be banned immediately without prior warning.
Office for Supervising the Affairs of Foreign Agencies (OSAFA)
“Safeguarding the welfare of the Muslim Ummah”