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The Global Food Security Act — Reaffirming the United States’ Commitment to End World Hunger

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act, which President Trump recently signed. The reauthorization of…

October 23, 2018
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Issue

Humanitarian Coordination

We serve as a hub for our members responding to humanitarian emergencies by coordinating information and engaging with the United Nations and the U.S. government to improve timeliness and accountability for effective responses.

February 7, 2019
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In the News

UN rights expert calls for civilian protection as fighting escalates between military and armed groups

Calling on the Myanmar Government to “immediately reverse its decision not to allow access to all humanitarian organizations”, the United Nations expert on human rights in the South-East Asian country said on Friday, that “it’s vital that assistance is able to reach those who have fled violence in the region”.

January 18, 2019
In the News

Why is Yemen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis?

The war in Yemen is contributing to what the United Nations says could become "the worst famine in the world in 100 years."

October 18, 2018
Statement

InterAction Joins Letter Calling for Restored Funding for UNRWA

The letter was sent to United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

January 25, 2018
InterAction Quoted

DfID’s Lowcock Welcomed As New OCHA Head, But Faces Challenges

Mark Lowcock, the new United Nations humanitarian chief, will have his work cut out for him when he soon takes the reigns of a shrinking U.N. Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs

May 26, 2017
InterAction Quoted

The South Sudan Level 3 designation: from policy to practice

The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) has declared that the humanitarian situation in South Sudan warranted classification as a system-wide Level 3 (L3) emergency.

February 1, 2017
Blog Post

UN Day Reminds Us that While Imperfect, the UN Plays a Critical Role in our World

For many, the existence of the United Nations is a simple fact of life, but of course, that wasn’t always…

October 24, 2019
Blog Post

International Day of the Girl Child

While conducting a training in Laos recently, I asked a room of participants to raise their hands if their…

October 11, 2019
Blog Post

Three Things You Need to Know about the Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

“Afghans are resilient, not by choice but by need. We know how to celebrate life despite the constant violence we…

October 3, 2019