Mom’s Against Poverty Granted US Approval for Humanitarian Work in Iran

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Iranian American Council (NIAC)

Washington, DC – When Delfarib Fanaie got the news that their organization, Moms
Against Poverty
 (MAP) received a US license to work in Iran, she couldn’t
believe it. “This has been a personal dream for me since my husband and I
adopted our first child in year 2000.  I fulfilled a dream and a promise that I
made to all the girls and boys I left in Iran. I am not going to stop until I
help them,” said Fanaie.

Current US Sanctions do not permit American humanitarian organizations to
work in Iran.  But through a special licensing procedure, the US Government may
grant exceptions on a case by case basis to allow organizations to do this
important work. 

Moms Against Poverty is an organization of Iranian-American mothers who work
on humanitarian projects around the world.  They work in Cambodia to support a
safe house for children and a clinic that provides care to families living in
garbage dump sites.  In Afghanistan, they implement training programs for
girls.  In the US, they are working to provide food for children and their
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