Recent Articles

Nov 21, 2011
InterAction member World Vision warns that the most recent failed harvest throughout the Sahel region of West Africa could lead to a food crisis in the next two to six months.  Their experts say that it could rival the current crisis in the Horn of...
Nov 18, 2011
Tomorrow is World Toilet Day, and this year's theme is “Talk Sh*t for a Week.” Several InterAction members and partners have spent all week sharing stories using the Twitter hashtag #WorldToiletDay. Some incredible statistics have been published,...
Nov 18, 2011
InterAction hosted a roundtable discussion this week on increasing collaboration between humanitarian quality and accountability initiatives. The meeting provided an opportunity for the U.S. humanitarian community to learn more about the recent...
Nov 17, 2011
Sixty people have been diagnosed with cholera and one person has died in a confirmed outbreak of the disease at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.   The Guardian reports that the “disease is believed to have been started by Somali refugees who had...
Nov 16, 2011
InterAction member The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) has hired Dr. Judith Hermanson as its new deputy executive director and chief operating officer (COO) effective Feb. 1, 2012. She has over 17 years of hands-on experience directing...
Oct 31, 2011
The latest G20 summit happens at the end of this week, Nov. 3-4, in Cannes, France. Leading up to the summit, calls to include development are mounting. InterAction’s president & CEO, Sam Worthington, says, "The challenge for the G20 is, can...
Oct 28, 2011
The unanimous measure, which takes effect Monday, will end NATO military engagement in Libya. The leader of Libya’s interim government requested that NATO operations continue through the end of the year. However, the UN Security Council has concerns...
Oct 27, 2011
Thailand faces its “worst flooding in half a century,” according to AlertNet. The monsoon season this year brought enough water that the floods have been escalating since mid-July, and is now overwhelming the country’s capitol. Bangkok, Thailand, is...
Oct 26, 2011
Today at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time, USAID will host an event called “Open for Questions: Crisis in the Horn of Africa,” where the public can send in their questions about the Horn of Africa crisis and what’s being done to respond to the drought. USAID...
Oct 25, 2011
Violence is escalating in the Horn of Africa, as al-Shabab kidnappings and incursions rise and Kenyan authorities retaliate.  Two aid workers, one Danish and one American, were kidnapped in northern Somalia on Tuesday.  This is the second kidnapping...
Oct 24, 2011
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today accepted World Food Program USA’s George McGovern Leadership Award for his foundation’s efforts to help small farmers in the developing world overcome hunger and poverty. Gates...
Oct 24, 2011
More than 239 people have been confirmed dead, 1,150 injured and hundreds more are missing after a massive 7.2 earthquake that struck the cities of Van and Erics in Turkey. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said he feared for the fate of villages that...
Oct 21, 2011
Nearly 570,000 people have been affected by flooding and landslides and another 105 people have died as a result of rain that has poured down over Central America this week.  Damaged roads and bridges are impeding the delivery of immediate...
Oct 20, 2011
On Tuesday, USAID announced that it has partnered with InterAction member PATH in two projects to bring low-cost healthcare to the rural poor around the globe. The most common cause of maternal mortality is postpartum bleeding, and current...
Oct 19, 2011
InterAction members Church World Service, Jesuit Refugee Service USA and Refugees International have partnered with several other organizations to protect the rights of Dominican Republic citizens. The Dominican Republic has instituted a retroactive...
Oct 6, 2011
  InterAction’s newest publication, Choose to Invest in Foreign Assistance—Fall 2011, provides essential information on core U.S. government humanitarian and development assistance programs. America is experiencing tough times, but the funding of...
Sep 8, 2011
U.S. Representative Howard Berman (D-CA) unveiled his new draft Global Partnerships Act of 2011 today. This proposed plan seeks to replace the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and bring U.S. foreign assistance into the 21st century. Among its many...
Aug 22, 2011
As reported by several news outlets, Libyan rebels in control of the majority of Tripoli have arrested three of Gaddafi’s sons and have  surrounded his government headquarters. Though fighting continues with loyalists still controlling pockets of...
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...