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Humanitarian Work Is Being Blocked By Bureaucracy

There is a growing trend around the world towards the use of bureaucratic rules and regulations to contain and control humanitarian access, limiting the ability to save lives.

March 23, 2017
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South Sudan Will Now Charge $10,000 For An Aid Worker Permit. Why?

It's unclear whether the fee would apply only to newcomers or to those already there as well. Whatever the case, the amount is "absolutely unheard of globally."

March 23, 2017
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Summit Aims To ‘Substantially Increase’ Local Strategies On Disaster Risk

Cities are set to receive key attention at a global summit this week on disaster risk reduction, as national governments, development groups and others seek to “substantially increase” the number of local strategies on the issue by 2020.

May 22, 2017
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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

A Crackdown On Financial Crime Means Global Banks Are Derisking

In a recent survey, two-thirds of NGOs had experienced financial problems such as delayed transfers or bank account closure, threatening their operations.

July 8, 2017
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8 Aid Groups Launch Rare Shared Fundraising Drive

Eight international organizations are teaming up Monday for an unusual collaboration: a two-week fundraising campaign aimed at raising money quickly to alleviate famine in several African countries and Yemen.

July 17, 2017
Blog Post

Maintaining a Moral Argument for Foreign Aid

When we act in a manner inspired by principles or ideals, our country succeeds in saving lives and creating a more stable world.

July 18, 2017
InterAction Quoted

The Portfolio Model Of Foreign Assistance

If the United States wants to maximize the value of its foreign aid, it needs a fresh paradigm that supports the purpose of foreign assistance.

August 11, 2017
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Advocacy NGO Shining A Light On Sexual Assault Of Aid Workers Set To Close

Former InterAction President Lindsay Coates comments on the closing of Report the Abuse, the pioneering NGO that lifted the lid on the alarming number of cases of sexual abuse and harassment against female aid workers.

August 14, 2017
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Special Feature: American Public Opinion On Aid In The Trump Era

What does polling data tell us about the public’s opinion of foreign assistance during the Trump presidency? And more importantly, what can and should the development community do about it?

August 29, 2017