Humanitarian Assistance to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance

Gao ID: 130111 June 11, 1986

GAO discussed its continuing review of humanitarian assistance for the Nicaraguan democratic resistance. GAO noted that the State Department's Nicaraguan Humanitarian Assistance Office (NHAO): (1) could not observe delivery and use of procured items; and (2) could not validate invoices and receipts for items bought in the region. GAO concluded that: (1) humanitarian assistance may not be reaching the intended beneficiaries; and (2) NHAO needs to implement adequate controls to validate invoices and receipts, trace payments to suppliers, and verify deliveries and use.

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