Nidal Betare is a Syrian-Palestinian writer. He holds a master’s degree in political sociology and is managing director for People Demand Change (PDC). He previously worked for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the Danish Red Cross. He also worked as a freelance researcher with NPR and McClatchy in Syria and Lebanon.
A Crisis of Conscience: Aid Diversion in Syria and the Impact on the International Aid System
This groundbreaking report provides a heavily sourced, field research-based assessment on the extensive web of corruption in Syria that ties together U.N. humanitarian assistance providers and the Assad-led Syrian government. This systemic corruption implicating the U.N.-overseen humanitarian aid delivery process benefits the regime and its security apparatus at the expense of millions of highly vulnerable Syrians.