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ACAMS24+ Global Virtual Summit

GEN15 - ACAMS 24+: Risk Managing the Highest of High Risk Payments – Conflict and Sanctioned Environments

Jun 2, 2020 7:30pm ‐ Jun 2, 2020 7:56pm


Syria is one of the most challenging operational environments in the world for the delivery of humanitarian assistance and provision of services. Access to clean water, food and basic services is a struggle. Notwithstanding the immense political, safety and security considerations, a concerted programme of international humanitarian assistance prevails. How to structure these humanitarian activities and the processing of related funds without violating sanctions and related regulations is a major dilemma. Drawing upon recently issued risk-management guidelines the session will explore how banks, humanitarian organisations, donors and sanctions authorities can collaborate to deliver much needed aid. While primarily focused on Syria, the session will offer transferable tips to other high-risk jurisdictions where sanctions, conflict and terrorist financing concerns are prevalent.

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