Document Library

InterAction’s document library is a resource for and by the NGO community and our partners. It includes reports, press releases and advocacy materials. Search by document type, issue area and country to explore.

Dec 19, 2014
On December 19 a coalition of NGOs noted their strong support for the exclusion of harmful provisions for U.S. international food aid programs from the recently passed Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014. The amended legislation sustains recent efficiency gains in U.S. international food aid programs. Provisions included in the original legislation would have negatively impacted crucial U.S. international food aid programs and their beneficiaries. Thankfully, these provisions were not included in the bill that ultimately passed the House and Senate.
Dec 17, 2014
GlobalGiving Crowdfunds More than $3 Million for EbolaPrivate foundations join 3,800+ individual GlobalGiving donors from 68 countries to support locally driven Ebola relief efforts(Washington, D.C.) -- On December 17, 2014, GlobalGiving announced that it has raised more than $3 million for Ebola relief from donors in 68 countries through the GlobalGiving crowdfunding community.GlobalGiving is currently crowdfunding 29 community organizations that are preventing and fighting the spread of the epidemic in West Africa. By connecting donors to nonprofits that are deeply rooted in the affected areas, GlobalGiving helps donors make a lasting impact through organizations that were working in the communities long before this Ebola outbreak; the same organizations that will be there to drive long-term recovery.Read more...
Dec 16, 2014
Project Spotlight: NGO Aid MapMapping Disasters and DevelopmentBy Julie F. Montgomery and Laia Griñó, InterActionInformation "is as important as water, food, or shelter," in a humanitarian crisis. Drawing on the lessons learned from the international community's response to the earthquake in Haiti, an alliance of U.S. NGOs is now using new online mapping and data visualization technologies to help NGOs better share information, avoid duplication of efforts and make smarter decisions through data analysis. 
Dec 09, 2014
As organizations undertake efforts to be more open and transparent – including by sharing data on NGO Aid Map or publishing data to IATI – how to efficiently prevent sensitive information from being made public is often a key concern. In this presentation from a Dec. 2 webinar, Mark Cardwell, Chief of Online Communications at UNDP, explains how UNDP balances transparency with privacy, security and other concerns. 
Dec 04, 2014
  International Medical Corps Teams on Standby as Super Typhoon Hagupit Heads for Philippines Jaya Vadlamudi1.310.826.7800jvadlamudi@InternationalMedicalCorps.orgDecember 4, 2014 - Los Angeles, Calif. – International Medical Corps’ team in the Philippines is closely monitoring Super Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) which is expected to make landfall Saturday, December 6. With wind gusts already reaching nearly 185 mph, Hagupit has the potential to have devastating humanitarian impact in areas still struggling to recover from Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. International Medical Corps’ local teams are prepositioning supplies, coordinating with local partners and preparing to conduct rapid humanitarian assessments following the storm.Read more...

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