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Aug 11, 2014
During a press conference on Aug. 6, President Obama announced that InterAction and its members would invest $4 billion dollars in Africa over the next three years.
Aug 11, 2014
A brief questionnaire for InterAction members providing data to NGO Aid Map that helps provide context to the information submitted. This form was completed by the Solidarity Center. 
Aug 11, 2014
During a press conference on Aug. 6, President Obama announced that InterAction and its members would invest $4 billion dollars in Africa over the next three years.
Aug 11, 2014
A brief questionnaire for InterAction members providing data to NGO Aid Map that helps provide context to the information submitted. This form was completed by NCBA CLUSA. 
Aug 07, 2014
A brief questionnaire for InterAction members providing data to NGO Aid Map that helps provide context to the information submitted. 
Aug 07, 2014
NGO alliance InterAction expresses deep concern and alarm in response to the killing of six aid workers in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan in the past 48 hours. Reportedly due to ethnic targeting, three employees from InterAction member Relief International, an employee from Norwegian People’s Aid along with 2 other aid workers have been killed. South Sudan erupted into conflict in December 2013 that has left 1.5 million people displaced and around 4 million facing food insecurity.  
Aug 06, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 6, 2014) – President Barack Obama announced today that the U.S. NGO community expects to invest $4 billion over the next three years. This is part of efforts to help empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty. Over $1.5 billion was invested in Africa last year alone. This funding is from individuals, foundations and corporations, passing through NGOs.
Aug 06, 2014
  International Medical Corps Responding To Ebola Outbreak in West AfricaAugust 5, 2014 - Los Angeles, Calif. – An unprecedented outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa has spread to four countries with cases confirmed in Guinea, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone - International Medical Corps has been delivering humanitarian support in the region since 1999. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced more than 1,600 confirmed cases of EVD and 887 deaths, as of August 1. International Medical Corps is responding to the outbreak in Sierra Leone by providing critical community education and sensitization. In addition, the organization is deploying additional emergency response teams to Sierra Leone as well as to Liberia.“This epidemic should not be seen solely as a West African issue but a global issue.  Ebola is an international crisis that requires swift, international response,” said Rabih Torbay, Senior Vice President of International Operations for International Medical Corps. “There is a severe lack of resources for the Ebola humanitarian response, both for treatment and prevention.”Sierra LeoneThe government of Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency on July 31. A lack of information and education on EVD among vulnerable populations is leading to an increased risk of infected people not seeking critical health services to treat and prevent the spread of the disease. In response, International Medical Corps is providing house-to-house Ebola sensitization in vulnerable communities alongside the Kailahun District Health Management Team and other partners. The organization is also actively participating in Ebola task force meetings with the Ministry of Health and providing logistical support to the Ministry of Health for health education and awareness-raising activities. Local teams also are working to provide support with isolation of Ebola patients to prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus, as well as assisting with surveillance measures. As part of its scale-up efforts, International Medical Corps is also looking to incorporate specific training for health care providers, traditional healers and burial teams as well as the provision of personal protective equipment. Staff on the ground continue to evaluate how to tailor the emergency response to best meet the needs of affected populations in Sierra Leone.LiberiaIn response to the outbreak, most of Liberia's borders were closed over the weekend to minimize the spread of the virus. International Medical Corps is preparing to deploy an emergency response team consisting of medical personnel as well as infectious disease and water, sanitation and hygiene experts. In addition, the organization is working with partners to preposition critical medical supplies including personal protective equipment and waste management tools. NigeriaIn Nigeria, where ongoing violence has created large-scale displacement of vulnerable communities, two cases of EVD have now been confirmed with more cases suspected.  In addition, malnutrition has been identified as a serious concern. International Medical Corps, which began operations in Nigeria in January 2014, is monitoring developing humanitarian needs and is prepared to mobilize staff and supplies as needed.Ebola Virus Disease EVD is a severe acute viral illness often characterized by the sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.  EVD spreads through direct contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people. No vaccine for EVD is available and severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During this outbreak, EVD has killed approximately 55% of those infected. (WHO 2014)Since its inception 30 years ago, International Medical Corps' mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. For more information visit: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.org. Also see us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.Contact Information:                                                                                                             Jaya VadlamudiSenior Communications Officer310.826.7800jvadlamudi@InternationalMedicalCorps.org
Aug 05, 2014
On April 29, 2012, the heads of the country partner organizations of the Regional Initiative Rendir Cuentas met in Lima, Peru, for a full day consultation, in preparation for the face to face meeting of the IATI – TAG CSOs Working Group to be held in London on May 14 and 15, 2012. Representatives from Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Peru and Uruguay joined the two co-chairs of Rendir Cuentas for a very interesting and enriching discussion.
Aug 04, 2014
InterAction is leading efforts to pass legislation that would ensure continued U.S. leadership in improving global food and nutrition security. See a strong statement of support signed by 61 organizations.

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