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Underground charcoal trade in the GCC is ‘funding terror’

Bahrain News
Sat, 11 Aug 2018
Raji Unnikrishnan


SMUGGLED charcoal being sold in the GCC is generating up to $10 million per year to fund terrorist groups like East Africa-based Al Shabaab, it has emerged. The extent of charcoal smuggling from Somalia could leave the country with no trees by the end of 2060 and in turn lead to drought and famine, warned experts during a conference held in Bahrain.

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