Crisis List

InterAction compiles a list of members responding to a crisis, whether it is a natural disaster or other complex emergency. Crisis lists are initiated based on the scale of the emergency, the likelihood of a response by the U.S. government and U.S.-based NGOs, and the amount of public interest and media coverage. The lists include operational updates of members’ response activities and links to provide assistance to the affected populations.

Crisis lists are also a helpful tool for the media and potential donors looking to see which InterAction members are responding to a particular crisis.

Active Crises

Early on April 25 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Nepal's densely populated capital, Kathmandu. The quake and subsequent aftershocks have caused widespread devastation and loss of life,...
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest and longest Ebola outbreak in history. This Ebola outbreak has killed more people than all other Ebola outbreaks combined. The majority of cases are...
The crisis in Syria is now entering its fifth year, and remains the greatest humanitarian emergency of our day. As continued extreme violence and indiscriminate fighting affect the country, the need...

Past Crises

One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded devastated parts of the central Philippines on November 8, 2013, affecting more than 14 million people – including at least five million children. Many...
In 2011, a prolonged drought in the Horn of Africa region led to a food security crisis and caused a deterioration in nutritional security as well. The risk of diseases in the region also increased,...
The November 2010 elections in Côte d’Ivoire left two candidates disputing the outcome and vying for control of the country.  Violence ensued between the supporters of incumbent president Laurent...