Thursday, August 10, 2006

Aid Work Threatened by Maoist Rebels

As the peace process seems to be working in Nepal, Maoist rebels in the Dadeldhura and Parbat provinces are trying to shake down NGOs, by collecting "taxes" on program activities. This type of corruption certainly isn't exclusive to Nepal and happens regularly in other parts of the world. Always an interesting security question in that do you deal with potentially higher risk levels by not paying or simply write off the taxes as the cost of doing business (potentially encouraging additional extortion attempts).


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