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Rania Khalek – U.S. AND EU SANCTIONS ARE PUNISHING ORDINARY SYRIANS AND CRIPPLING AID WORK, U.N. REPORT REVEALS

INTERNAL UNITED NATIONS¬†assessments obtained by The Intercept reveal that U.S. and European sanctions are punishing ordinary Syrians and crippling aid work during the largest humanitarian emergency since World War II. The sanctions and war have destabilized every sector of Syria‚Äôs economy, transforming a once self-sufficient country into an aid-dependent nation. But aid is hard to come by, with sanctions blocking …