“Foreign funding of ngos in Egypt is something that drives the Egyptian military command crazy,” said Cook.
But the Egyptian military was involved in the crackdown on the ngos, and the issues are linked, Cook said.
By law, all ngos must register with the ministry of planning but most don't.
An eclectic mix of idealistic and opportunistic politicians and ngos mobilized people against land acquisitions.
ngos in the area are the first to admit to the severe lack of resources available to help those suffering.
Foreign investment is drying up, aid budgets are being slashed, remittances are down, and ngos are struggling to raise funds.
Under the new amendment, “surprise inspections” of ngos can now happen at any time.
In addition to the charged groups, around 400 ngos have reportedly been targeted for investigation.
This work is being done by Ugandans themselves, with help from the government and ngos such as BRAC, where I currently volunteer.
Several Libyan ngos plan to see if they can deliver medical supplies and food on Tuesday.