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OFAC Humanitarian Aid Fact Sheet: Syria

Syria OFAC’s Syria sanctions are designed to deter Bashar al-Assad, his cronies, foreign enablers, and the Government of Syria from accessing the international financial system and global supply chain. In addition, there are many illicit actors that operate in Syria, such as those related to Specially Designated Global Terrorists, Iran, […]

OFAC Humanitarian Aid Fact Sheet: North Korea

North Korea Among other objectives, OFAC’s North Korea sanctions are intended to stop the Government of North Korea from further developing its WMD programs by restricting its access to the international financial system and global supply chain. OFAC generally licenses non- governmental organizations (NGO) to provide services related to certain […]

OFAC Humanitarian Aid Fact Sheet: Venezuela

Venezuela The Venezuela sanctions program is designed to limit the illegitimate former Maduro regime’s sources of revenue and hold accountable those who stand in the way of restoring democracy in Venezuela, while also ensuring the flow of humanitarian goods and services to the Venezuelan people. U.S. persons are not prohibited […]

Humanitarian Assistance Fact Sheet: Iran

Iran The Iran sanctions program is focused on denying the Iranian regime the funding it needs to continue its ongoing violent and destabilizing activities around the world. To ensure that humanitarian goods can reach the people of Iran, while maintaining pressure on the Iranian regime, the United States maintains broad […]

OFAC issues Humanitarian Assistance Fact Sheet

Publication of a Fact Sheet on the Provision of Humanitarian Assistance and Trade to Combat COVID-19 4/16/2020 On April 16, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a Fact Sheethighlighting the most relevant exemptions, exceptions, and authorizations for humanitarian assistance and trade under the Iran, Venezuela, North […]

March 6, 2020: COVID-19 related Iran FAQ issued

Issuance of Iran-related Frequently Asked Question Related to Humanitarian Assistance with Regard to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in Iran 3/6/2020 Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing a new Frequently Asked Question related to the manner in which humanitarian goods or assistance can […]

OFAC issues new Iran General License

Issuance of Counter Terrorism and Iran-related General License 8 and Frequently Asked Questions 2/27/2020 The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing General License 8 “Authorizing Certain Humanitarian Trade Transactions Involving the Central Bank of Iran” and related FAQsin conjunction with the formalization of the Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement (SHTA), […]

OFAC Venezuela Humanitarian Assistance Guidance

Guidance Related to the Provision of Humanitarian Assistance and Support to the Venezuelan People Date: August 6, 2019 As the illegitimate former Maduro regime continues to usurp power and plunder assets that rightfully belong to the Venezuelan people, the United States has implemented Venezuela- related sanctions to preserve such assets […]