French Media Report on Qatari NGOs in Mali....
. . . Humanitarian organizations and international NGOs are troubled by the approach of Qatari NGOs . . .
(The Locations in which the Qatari NGOs operate has raised questions) to the point that some see a more political than humanitarian purpose. They plant a flag in strategic locations (such as the military hospital in MUJAO-controlled GAO)...
(One civil society worker in Gao said) Since they arrived, they deceive everyone ... They are there to help Mujao, financially and logistically," .. ... According to him, humanitarian action is only a cover.... "In Gao, they are very close Mujao."
(A local official in the city of Menaka confirms) "When I asked the Qatari Red Crescent to intervene in a humanitarian project, I was told that was not possible because the Mujao was not present in Menaka." . . .
(There are also questions about Qataris in Niger) In Niamey, (Qataris advertise) tenders for the construction of health centers, wells, and hydraulic systems. "These are only rough blankets to justify the money that is poured onto unsavory partners, who are far from development". . .
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