ACTION ALERT: Tell the Pentagon to Compensate Civilian Airstrike Victims

January 24th, 2024 - by Win Without War

ACTION ALERT: Tell the Pentagon to Compensate Civilian Airstrike Victims
Win Without War

(January 19, 2023) — Pentagon operations often use military speak to hide that they often kill the wrong people with little to no accountability for the resulting trauma.

While the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) continues to allocate $3 million annually for the next decade to make condolence, or “ex gratia” payments to victims of civilian harm, the Department of Defense’s actual track record speaks volumes. No payments were reported in 2020 and just one in 2021.

Luul Dahir Mohamed and her daughter Mariam were killed in a 2018 US drone strike in Somalia. Despite a military investigation acknowledging these deaths, there has been no compensation or apology. Abubakar Dahir Mohamed, Luul’s brother, has been tirelessly seeking justice, to no avail.

This pattern repeats across continents, from Somalia to Syria, where people are killed or shattered by US military actions with no recourse for the survivors or families.

We cannot be silent while those impacted by US military actions are left without support. Demand the Pentagon compensate civilians harmed in US airstrikes

The cases we see are not just numbers but stories of human lives, dreams unfulfilled, and families torn apart. The Pentagon’s reluctance to use its allocated funds for past victims, choosing instead to focus only on future harm, is unacceptable.

The Pentagon cannot get away with leaving behind a trail of unaddressed grievances and unhealed wounds. Every victim of Pentagon violence deserves justice.

Join us in demanding justice and accountability today. Tell the Pentagon to compensate ALL civilians harmed in US airstrikes.

Thank you for working for peace,
The Win Without War team