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Apr 14, 2014
Four nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) became new InterAction members this quarter, citing interests in deepening connections with global NGO leaders through partnership and enhancing learning opportunities for their staff. InterAction welcomes...
Apr 4, 2014
April 4, 2014 – The U.S. Senate this week adopted a resolution calling for immediate and unfettered humanitarian access in Syria - a move welcomed by the NGO alliance InterAction.  “Syria is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our day, and millions...
Mar 13, 2014
InterAction, UNHCR, other NGOs, and academic institutions are teaming up to explore what is working in community-based protection – and they are seeking input from professionals who know.   The team is gathering input through both an online survey...
Mar 8, 2014
President Barack Obama’s proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2015, released this week, includes a modest decrease in overall spending on programs to fight global poverty. It would prioritize spending in some areas, such as development assistance...
Mar 4, 2014
March 4, 2014 – InterAction is pleased to announce the three winners of its #2014NewsWish contest. Each received a complementary pass to the InterAction Forum this June 10-13 in Washington, DC. Michael Cooper, managing director of The Ploughshare...
Jan 29, 2014
President Barack Obama in Tuesday’s State of the Union address told Americans that the nation’s efforts to end extreme poverty and create a better world for all help define U.S. leadership globally. “…let's remember that our leadership is defined...
Jan 21, 2014
January 21, 2014 - Bill and Melinda Gates, in their foundation’s 2014 Annual Letter released today, counter three myths about global poverty – and ask others to help bust the myths. In the letter, “Three Myths that Block Progress for the Poor,” the...
Jan 2, 2014
The recent eruption of conflict in South Sudan has driven an estimated 194,000 people from their homes in just a few weeks, including 57,500 seeking refuge at United Nations (UN) bases. About 107,000 people – both inside and outside UN bases – have...
Dec 17, 2013
Recovery efforts continue to expand in the Philippines a month and a half after Typhoon Haiyan barreled through the country’s central islands on November 8, flattening communities and affecting more than 14 million people. “Many families in the...
Dec 16, 2013
The number of children and families in the Central African Republic (CAR) fleeing their homes continues to grow, as the security situation remains volatile and the humanitarian crisis worsens. In the capital of Bangui, the number of internally...
Dec 6, 2013
Millions of children and families in Syria remain in urgent need of food and medicine as humanitarian aid delivery continues to be impeded in the war-torn country, the top United Nations emergency relief official told the Security Council on...
Nov 19, 2013
A massive and coordinated global response effort is under way in the Philippines, as access to most areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan improves and humanitarian workers – including from more than 50 InterAction members – rapidly scale up aid...
Nov 19, 2013
Four international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) became new InterAction members this quarter, citing interests in greater collaboration and joint advocacy. InterAction welcomes Combat Blindness International (CBI), Doctors of the World USA,...
Nov 14, 2013
President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to support relief efforts to help families and communities in the Philippines, underscoring that  “our support is rooted in the American people who, time and again, have stepped up and helped those in...
Nov 11, 2013
Members of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working internationally, are responding to the devastation caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, one of the most powerful typhoons ever...
Nov 11, 2013
One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded has devastated parts of the central Philippines, with heavy loss of life when it hit the island nation on Friday. This is a country already coping with three major disasters in the past two months. The...
Oct 31, 2013
The recently-confirmed polio outbreak in Syria should galvanize the international community to push for greater humanitarian access inside the war-torn country, InterAction's Joel Charny said October 30 in a PBS NewsHour interview. Charny, the vice...
Oct 29, 2013
High-level representatives from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Norwegian Refugee Council, the U.S. Department of State and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) gathered October...
Oct 24, 2013
Global Transparency Week kicked off Thursday amid new developments on the aid transparency front. Three groups - the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Plan International USA, and the U.S. African Development Foundation - all recently made...
Oct 17, 2013
InterAction is seeking proposals from individuals interested in holding workshops at Forum 2014, a gathering of 1,000 professionals from the NGO, government, corporate and philanthropic sectors. The four-day event — from June 10-13, 2014 in...