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Parliamentary question - E-002253/2021Parliamentary question
E-002253/2021

    Cooperation between DG ECHO and non-governmental organisations with close links to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas

    Question for written answer  E-002253/2021/rev.1
    to the Commission
    Rule 138
    Nicola Beer (Renew)

    The Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) includes in its list of non-governmental organisations certified as EU humanitarian partners for the period 2021-2027 Islamic Relief Germany and Islamic Relief Sweden. In 2017 and 2019, the German Federal Government stated that there were significant personnel connections between Islamic Relief Germany and the Muslim Brotherhood[1].

    Additionally, Islamic Relief Germany and Islamic Relief Sweden are cooperation partners of Islamic Relief Worldwide, which was banned by the Israeli authorities in 2014 for being part of the Hamas funding apparatus. Again, there are close personnel connections between Islamic Relief Germany and Islamic Relief Worldwide. Board members of Islamic Relief Germany, for example, also occupy executive positions at Islamic Relief Worldwide[2].

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