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Oct 21, 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 WellShare International.
Oct 20, 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 International Medical Corps.
Oct 20, 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 Solar Cookers International.
Oct 20, 2014
On October 17, 2014 the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued Guidance Related to the Provision of Humanitarian Assistance by Not-For-Profit Non-Governmental Organizations [http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20141017.aspx]. The guidance was published following a 10-month dialogue between senior officials of the U.S. Departments of Treasury and State and representatives of U.S. humanitarian non-governmental organizations under the leadership of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S-based international relief and development NGOs.
Oct 17, 2014
InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S. NGOs working on global poverty and humanitarian assistance efforts, warned leaders in Congress and the White House this week that flight restrictions could cripple the efforts of American NGOs responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.  In a letter sent Wednesday to members of Congress and key Obama administration officials, InterAction President and CEO Sam Worthington warned that a travel ban would, "create an insurmountable obstacle to helping countries fight Ebola."  
Oct 17, 2014
On October 15, 2014, InterAction President and CEO Sam Worthington sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing concern about proposed travel restrictions to and from Ebola affected countries.
Oct 17, 2014
On October 15, 2014, InterAction President and CEO Sam Worthington sent a letter to members of Congress expressing concern about proposed travel restrictions to and from Ebola affected countries.
Oct 14, 2014
At its 85th meeting in October 2013, the IASC Working Group acknowledged that the so-called ‘hybrid group’ developed Version 1.0 of the Reference Module for the Implementation of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (referred to as the HPC Reference Module), and agreed that it should also be responsible for supporting coherence, roll-out and subsequent revision of any related technical guidance and tools.  At the request of the Working Group, the ‘hybrid group’ prepared terms of reference and a work plan which were endorsed at the Working Group’s March 2014 meeting.  The Working Group also agreed that the ‘hybrid group’ should be formalized as the IASC Humanitarian Programme Cycle Steering Group[1], that it should refer issues both to the Working Group and the Emergency Directors Group, and that it should be time-bound.  The Steering Group’s main objective was to prepare Version 2.0 of the HPC Reference Module for Working Group endorsement, and to guide and ensure coherence in the completion and/or revision of related technical guidance and tools.  Its mandate concluded at the end of August 2014.This note summarizes activities completed over the ten-month existence of both the ‘hybrid group’ and the Steering Group, from November 2013 to August 2014.  It also identifies some outstanding areas of work for the Working Group’s consideration.[1] The Humanitarian Programme Cycle Steering Group was composed of 8-10 senior programme and policy managers of IASC organizations. The Chief of OCHA’s Programme Support Branch (PSB) convened the group. 
Oct 09, 2014
Headquarters13250 W. 98th StreetLenexa, KS 66215913.764.5200hearttoheart.org NEWS RELEASE Contact: Dan Weinbaum, Director of CommunicationsMobile 816.585.8215dan.weinbaum@hearttoheart.org Heart to Heart International To Open Ebola Treatment Unit in LiberiaResponding to desperate need for more Ebola beds in hardest-hit country October 7, 2014 – Heart to Heart International (HHI) today announced plans to open and operate an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Liberia, the country hardest hit by the West African epidemic of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. The 70-bed unit is under construction in Kakata, Liberia, and is expected to begin operating in November. Heart to Heart International is a non-governmental organization that responds to health crises and natural disasters, both in the United States and internationally, by supplying medical relief and mobilizing volunteers.  “Liberia, at the center of this epidemic, is in desperate need of additional Ebola beds and personnel to care for patients and help bring the outbreak under control. Heart to Heart International will join two other NGOs who are already operating ETUs in Liberia,” said Jim Mitchum, Chief Executive Officer of HHI. “We cannot stand on the sidelines and watch the deadly disease continue to spread, so in addition to shipping medical supplies, we are mobilizing – as we have in Haiti, the Philippines and other places suffering from disasters. Now we are calling on our volunteers and supporters to stand with us.” Heart to Heart International, a humanitarian group dedicated to expanding global access to healthcare, already has shipped medical supplies such as protective equipment to Ebola caregivers in Liberia, and an advance team from HHI visited the country Sept. 21-29 to plan further aid. The fact-gathering trip involved a physician and two logistics experts from HHI, along with a nurse from Welch Allyn, a global manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment and connected solutions, which has supported numerous crisis response initiatives of Heart to Heart International. “What our advance team encountered in Liberia is unlike any health disaster we have ever seen, and we’ve seen many,” said Dr. Gary Morsch, founder and board chair of HHI, who led the advance team’s visit. “The medical system is overwhelmed by the Ebola epidemic, and every doctor and health official said the biggest need is more Ebola Treatment Units. The world must respond – and urgently – to get control of this outbreak. Heart to Heart International is stepping into that gap, as we hope many other organizations will, to help stop Ebola in West Africa.” The new Ebola Treatment Unit is being constructed in Kakata, a city located in Margibi County about 70 km (44 miles) northeast of Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.  So far, Liberia has reported 3,834 Ebola cases, with 2,069 deaths through October 3, according to the latest update from the World Health Organization. Some 44% of those cases were reported in the past 21 days, so the rapid spread of the infectious disease continues. Seed funds for Heart to Heart International’s Ebola Treatment Unit have been provided through contributions from generous organizations, including:The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, based in New YorkThe Building a World of Difference Foundation, the charitable organization of Black & Veatch, a global engineering and construction company that focuses on infrastructure in Energy, Water, and Telecommunications markets, with headquarters based in Overland Park, KansasTo donate for Heart to Heart International’s Ebola control efforts, please visit hearttoheart.org and click on “Donate” or send contributions to Heart to Heart International, 13250 W. 98th Street, Lenexa, KS 66215. For corporate or institutional contributions, contact Sherri Zerkel, HHI’s Director of Corporate Relations. In addition to recruiting staff in Liberia, HHI is seeking volunteer doctors and other healthcare personnel for 6-to 8-week stints to help manage the Ebola Treatment Unit. Volunteers will oversee the strict implementation of explicit protocols developed by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) for isolation and supportive care of Ebola patients, including extensive precautions for the staff. Liberia is hot, humid and tropical, and the challenges of the Ebola battle are great, so volunteers must be physically and mentally fit. If you are an interested healthcare professional interested in volunteering, please fill out this contact form. Heart to Heart International Inc. is a nonprofit international health organization. Since its founding in 1992, HHI has delivered medical aid and supplies worth more than $1.2 billion to more than 150 countries, including the United States. HHI responds to crises and natural disasters both domestically and internationally by supplying medical relief and mobilizing volunteers. HHI broadens access to healthcare with medical education opportunities and lab standards training around the U.S. and in Haiti, and also works with U.S. safety-net clinics to increase their capacity by providing medical equipment, supplies and volunteers that are vital to operations. The organization is on the "Philanthropy 400", is a Charity Navigator 4-Star charity six years in a row, a BBB Accredited Charity, a founding member of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), and recently became a full member of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). For more information visit hearttoheart.org & find HHI on Facebook.

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