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Apr 21, 2016
WASHINGTON – On April 20 the U.S. Senate passed the Global Food Security Act by voice vote. The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the legislation by a vote of 370 to 33 on April 12. In response to the bill's Senate passage, InterAction today released a short article by President...
Apr 19, 2016
Media ContactsFor InterAction: Burt Edwards: 703.861.8237 (cell) or bedwards@interaction.orgFor Relief International and Raed Saleh: Michele Kayal: 703.919.8778 (cell) or michele.kayal@ri.org   WASHINGTON -- On the evening of April 18 noted, award-winning humanitarian Raed Saleh -- head of Syria...

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Apr 27, 2016
When the G20 leaders meet in September to discuss pressing global issues, it is imperative that they take action to address the needs of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. This paper contains the recommendations of the U.S. G7/G20 Advocacy Alliance, a group of 45 non-governmental...

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Apr 28, 2016
On April 19, 2016, USAID Administrator Gayle Smith gave the keynote address at the InterAction Forum 2016 Gala Awards Ceremony and Banquet. In her speech, Smith praised the progress that has already been made in global development and called for continued support from all actors.  
Apr 22, 2016
WASHINGTON – On April 20 the U.S. Senate passed the Global Food Security Act by voice vote. The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the legislation by a vote of 370 to 33 on April 12. In response to the bill's Senate passage, InterAction today released a short article by President...

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Apr 15, 2016
Los Angeles/London—International Medical Corps is deploying members of its emergency response team to Japan to assess the needs after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the southwestern city of Kumamoto-shi. The earthquake, which struck at 1:25 am local time on April 16, comes just one day after a 6.2-...
Apr 06, 2016
United Nations Population Fund, International Medical Corps, and Human Rights Education Associates are partnering on ‘The Managing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies’ (MGBViE) global learning program aimed to increase the number of gender-based violence (GBV) specialists with the technical...

Latest Blogs

Fears of Famine as East Africa Drought Leaves Thousands of Animals Dead

As dead animals line the road, the Muslim Charities Forum is calling for urgent action before East Africa’s severe drought becomes a famine.

The goats were first to die, followed by the cows. Now even the bodies of drought-resistant camels lie by the side of the road.

The fear in Somaliland is that people will be next. Two years of below-average rainfall has pushed this self-declared independent state to the brink of famine and, after walking hundreds of miles and finding no water, nomadic pastoralists have watched their livestock die in droves.

NGO Consultations at MCC: Pull Up a Chair

Submitted by Lorelle Atkinson

Since its creation in 2004, MCC has reserved a seat at the table for members of civil society during compact development and implementation. Now, we are formalizing this process and actively seeking opportunities for our NGO partners to tell us what we need to know before we let the ink dry in the development of new projects.

Latest InterAction in the News

Apr 29, 2016
Raed Al Saleh has seen the city of Aleppo in dire straits before. As the head of theSyrian Civil Defense, he leads missions to find survivors after air raids and missile strikes. But this week even he was shocked by the intensity of the attacks. The past few days in Aleppo are the worst the city...
Apr 25, 2016
Raed Saleh, head of the Syrian Civilian Defense, a 2,800-strong team of volunteers who aid Syrians affected by shelling and barrel bomb attacks, arrived at Washington’s Dulles International Airport on Monday after a 10-hour flight from Istanbul.   Saleh was due to receive the 2016 Humanitarian...