Gaddafi International Foundation for Charity Associations
Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation
Elected by the Foundation's executive committee, the executive director is Yousef Swani who oversees GICDF's seven subsidiaries, each of which has its own management. The subsidiary societies of GIFCA are:
- Human Rights Society;
- Libyan National Society for Drug Control;
- Society of Brothers in the South;
- De-mining Society;
- Society for the Underprivileged;
- 1973 Libyan Airline Victims Society.
GICDF's objectives are:
- to support the efforts of the associated societies and coordinate their activities;
- to support the principle of voluntary work for the welfare of society and safeguarding human rights;
- to support the establishment of new NGOs based on volunteering that will implement projects and activities to the benefit of society;
- to support vulnerable segments of society;
- to work with welfare organisations for the elimination of poverty;
- to create awareness of social and humanitarian work through public information activity at national and international level; and,
- to strengthen co-operation with international and regional organisations with similar objectives.
The Gaddafi International Foundation has intervened in various hostage situations involving Islamic
militants and, most notably, the crisis of the HIV trial in Libya
and the resulting European Union
In January 2004, GIFCA was instrumental in resolving the compensation issue in relation to the 1989 bombing of UTA Flight 772
when it concluded an agreement with the UTA relatives organisation "Les Familles du DC10 d'UTA"
to pay $
1 million to each of the 170 victims' families. Interviewed by French newspaper Le Figaro
on 7 December 2007 GIFCA's president Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
said that the Libyans convicted for the Pan Am Flight 103
and the UTA Flight 772
bombings "are innocent". When asked if Libya would therefore seek reimbursement of the compensation paid to the families of the victims ($2.33 billion
in total), Gaddafi replied: "I don't know."
The Gaddafi International Foundation's donations to the London School of Economics have been a source of controversy.
In February 2011, LSE students occupied their university
in response to Muammar Gaddafi
's alleged repressive measures taken against Libyan people.
As a result of the LSE Gaddafi links
's affair, LSE's director Sir Howard Davies resigned from the School on 3 March.
- ^ GICDF website Archived July 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- ^ "Gaddafi International Foundation for Charity Associations - Corporate NGO partnerships". Globalhand.org. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- ^ Pike, John. "Saif al-Islam Qadhafi". Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- ^ (in French) http://www.dc10-uta.org Les Familles du DC10 d'UTA
- ^ (in French) Saif al-Gaddafi says "Libyans are innocent" of the Pan Am Flight 103 and UTA Flight 772 bombings Le Figaro December 7, 2007
- ^ Sellgren, Katherine (23 February 2011). "Student protest over Gaddafi cash". Retrieved 28 October 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- ^ "LSE Students Occupy Against University's Ties To Libyan Regime - UK Indymedia". Indymedia.org.uk. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- ^ Daoud, Nahla (23 February 2011). "Libyans have suffered enough. Muammar Gaddafi must go - Nahla Daoud". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- ^ Vasagar, Jeevan; Syal, Rajeev (4 March 2011). "LSE head quits over Gaddafi scandal". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
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