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Save the Children CEO on United States Government Sanctions Announcement

Washington, D.C. (December 20, 2022) After today’s news that the United States will move forward with a series of licenses to ensure humanitarian carveouts across multiple U.S. sanctions regimes, Janti Soeripto, Save the Children President & Chief Executive Officer, issued the following statement:

“We strongly welcome the recent efforts by the United States to provide humanitarian carveouts to sanctions at both the United Nations and in United States law. These crucial steps will help mitigate the risks and obstacles posed by sanctions and enable humanitarian organizations like Save the Children to better implement our work in some of the most challenging places to be a child. Sanctions should never stand in the way of a child’s ability to thrive. At a time when humanitarian needs remain at unprecedented levels, today’s action by the United States to rapidly implement sanctions carveouts into law reinforces the United States' leadership and ongoing commitment to humanitarian assistance.”

Save the Children – together with our political advocacy arm, Save the Children Action Network – will continue to work with the United States government to ensure children and families in need maintain access to humanitarian assistance.



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