RNW: Think-tank unveils website to boost aid controls

Media Source: 
Radio Netherlands Worldwide
Date of publication: 
Tue, 2010-04-20

Aid agencies can now ensure that companies contracted to carry aid and peacekeepers to disaster zones do not also engage in activities that spark conflict, a leading think-tank said Tuesday. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said its new information web portal, www.ethicalcargo.org, would "prevent arms and drug traffickers from accessing significant humanitarian aid and peacekeeping funds."