Charitable Societies Under Supervision [Archives:2001/49/Front Page]

December 3 2001

The Yemeni authorities have intensified their surveillance measures against charitable societies and demanded that their offices in the governorates report the volume of donations raised by charitable societies.
A source at the Ministry of Social Affairs & Labor said that the new law under which these societies are established comes in accordance with Yemen’s commitments to prevent funding terrorism.
This move comes after many charitable associations in some Arab and Islamic countries have been suspected of having links with the al-Qaeda network and other organizations labeled by the USA as supporting terrorism.