Global Post quotes Nonresident Senior Fellow Richard LeBaron on the difficulty of tracking and organizing aid from Gulf countries to Gaza:

“They don’t have real aid agencies for the most part. They don’t have annual reports, they don’t have congressional testimony, they don’t have very sharp media scrutiny,” says Former Ambassador Richard LeBaron, senior fellow at The Atlantic Council.

So why make large pledges that you may not follow through on?

“Part of the reason they do it is they want to demonstrate to their own populations that they still care about the Palestinians,” explains LeBaron.

“Nobody gets fired because aid didn’t go into Gaza. People [in Gaza] just suffer and live with it,” he says.

Read the full article here.

Related Experts: Richard LeBaron