UN agency food aid vouchers in Syrian crisis diverted and sold for cash

April 17, 2015 11:42 AM

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UN agency food aid vouchers in Syrian crisis diverted and sold for cash

A Syrian refugee removes water and mud around his UN-supplied tent, at Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

One reason for the diversion: the agency did not have systems in place to identify valid recipients, and its procedures were “not detailed enough to provide assurance that voucher transfers reached the correct beneficiaries in the correct amount,” the auditors have said.

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