Recent Articles

Aug 19, 2011
Every year, disasters both natural and man-made, cause suffering and hardship for millions of people. Humanitarian aid workers provide life-saving assistance and long term rehabilitation to disaster-affected communities, without discrimination....
Aug 16, 2011
According to a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) over the weekend, all sides in the conflict in Somalia have committed human rights abuses: al-Shabab, the Somali transitional federal government (TFG), the African Union peacekeeping forces...
Aug 15, 2011
In today’s tight economic times, and in the climate of budget slashing that has pervaded Capitol Hill, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf makes a clear and impassioned case in support of foreign assistance. The piece, which ran in The...
Aug 11, 2011
Muhammad Yunus, the keynote speaker to close InterAction Forum 2011, was interviewed today on WAMU-FM's The Kojo Nnamdi Show and by the Huffington Post. Listen to the radio interview here. Read the article.
Aug 11, 2011
InterAction President and CEO Sam Worthington was joined by UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos and USAID Deputy Administrator at a Horn of Africa media briefing on Wednesday at InterAction's Forum 2011.  Read or listen to the NPR story....
Aug 9, 2011
The White House Press Secretary issued a statement on President Obama's approval of additional relief funds for the Horn of Africa Famine on August 8, 2011. The Press Secretary said: "Amid the worst drought in East Africa in 60 years, the United...
Aug 5, 2011
Mark A. Lotwis has been appointed Senior Director of Public Policy at InterAction. In his new position, Mark will be responsible for directing InterAction’s policy work, helping to shape important policy decisions on humanitarian, relief and long-...
Aug 5, 2011
Due to new language introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2012-2013 now recognizes the important link between environmental conservation and human development. The language redefines U.S....
Aug 4, 2011
Heavy rain poured down over eastern Haiti on Thursday as tropical storm Emily progressed through the Caribbean. InterAction member NGOs working in Haiti have made intense preparations to cope with a tropical storm or hurricane in Haiti this season....
Aug 3, 2011
Three new areas of southern Somalia now meet the requirements to have a famine declared: Middle Shabellei (in its Balcad and Cadale districts), and the IDP settlements in the Afgoye corridor and in Mogadishu. The Famine Early Warning System Network...
Aug 2, 2011
From 2002-2008, two-thirds of the growth in renewable and nuclear power was in developing countries, according to Foreign Policy. This rapid growth is expected to continue.  India plans significant renewable energy growth by 2020 and China can boast...
Aug 1, 2011
One of the challenges in diagnosing illnesses in the developing world is that many people live several hours’ journey from a clinic, and then they have to wait multiple days for blood test results to come back. A new invention called the mChip could...
Jul 29, 2011
As tense budget negotiations are quickly running into Tuesday's deadline, the international affairs budget is absorbing large hits to for the 2012 fiscal year.  One of the more drastic cuts is eliminating funding for multilateral efforts to combat...
Jul 28, 2011
  Severe cuts to foreign aid funding were pushed another step further in the House yesterday.  The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs passed cuts proposed in last week’s legislative markup debate.  Some of the deepest cuts...
Jul 27, 2011
This article originally appeared on CNN World on July 27, 2011. Editor's Note: Stewart M. Patrick is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (where he writes the blog The Internationalist) and Director of the Program on International...
Jul 27, 2011
InterAction is pleased to announce that FedEx has awarded additional funding to continue work on Haiti Aid Map through July 2012. The map, an online interactive tool that charts where nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are working in Haiti along...
Jul 27, 2011
In a statement today, InterAction said proposed cuts in the U.S. House of Representatives' State Department and foreign operations appropriations bill would have devastating consequences for the world's most vulnerable populations and gut core...
Jul 26, 2011
Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA) calls for a bipartisan rewrite of the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act in a blog he wrote for the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN). “Although foreign assistance accounts for less than 1 percent of our national...
Jul 25, 2011
While the establishment of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) on June 27 tasked Ethiopian forces with monitoring and verifying the demilitarization of Abyei and protection of UN staff and humanitarian personnel, reports of...
Jul 22, 2011
InterAction’s Sam Worthington was interviewed on Public Radio International on July 22, 2011. Listen to the podcast on PRI’s page. Millions of Somalis are mired in a deep humanitarian crisis that is now driving thousands of refugees over the border...