As the largest alliance of international NGOs and partners in the United States, InterAction’s 190 members work in every country. Our mission is to be a leader in the global quest to eliminate extreme poverty and vulnerability, strengthen human rights and citizen participation, safeguard a sustainable planet, promote peace, and ensure dignity for all people. Learn more about InterAction. Please subscribe to our RSS Feed to receive updates on upcoming InterAction events, statements, advisories and more.

Latest News

Feb 05, 2019
On February 4, the U.S. Department of Defense released a redacted study report commissioned by General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on civilian casualties resulting from U.S Central Command (CENTCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) military operations between 2015 and...
Jan 11, 2019
InterAction developed Aid Delivers to educate members of Congress and the public on the fundamental principles and operations of international development, humanitarian action, and U.S. foreign assistance programs. Explore our guide to understand the basics of these programs, see the positive...

Latest Issue Briefs and Reports

Jan 17, 2019
Approaches to financing for international development have been changing rapidly. NGOs are thinking beyond aid to private finance and new forms of development cooperation. Over the last decade, innovative finance for international development and humanitarian programs (IF4D) has expanded, and more...
Dec 07, 2018
On October 14-15, 2018, the co-chairs of the Centrality of Protection Task Team, OCHA and InterAction, supported the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) to convene a workshop to take stock of implementation of the IASC Policy on Protection in Humanitarian Action (2016) and the IASC Principals Statement...

Latest Multimedia

Sep 27, 2017
Learn about the key elements of results-based protection (RBP) which help us make informed decisions to mitigate threats, reduce vulnerabilities, and enhance capacities in humanitarian action, while promoting stronger collaboration among relevant actors across disciplines and sectors. For more...
Jul 12, 2017
Photographer Jim Stipe acted as a judge for InterAction's 2016 Photo Contest. He has many years of experience with photo ethics and NGO standards and agreed to give some insight into the #IAPhotoContest and the judging process.

Latest Member News

Jan 14, 2019
BALTIMORE, Jan 14, 2019—International humanitarian organizations Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health today announced they are combining operations to dramatically increase their impact on breaking the cycle of poverty and promoting healthier families and communities throughout the world....
Nov 19, 2018
PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 19, 2018) – Two humanitarian aid workers from Food for the Hungry (FH) were tragically killed in Tanganyika province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on Thursday, November 15. “We are devastated to confirm the tragic loss of our two staff members,” said FH CEO Mike...

Latest Blogs

Humanitarian Crisis Mounts Amid Escalating Violence in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso, long a relatively-peaceful country, has had increasing security challenges emerge over the past four-plus years. These came to a head in January 2019 – increasing attacks, particularly in the north and east of the country, have led to a rapidly-growing human displacement and humanitarian crisis. International humanitarian actors are mobilizing quickly to support the Government of Burkina Faso in its response to this complex emergency.

Q & A: 2018 Sphere Handbook

Earlier this week, InterAction hosted the Washington D.C. launch of the 2018 Sphere Handbook. For the past 20 years, the Sphere Handbook has helped shape the core principles of humanitarian practice. The Handbook outlines a number of standards, indicators and guidelines intended to help those responding to crises and disasters provide the best support to affected populations.

Latest InterAction in the News

Mar 12, 2018
The recent killings of three humanitarian aid workers in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram militants have sent shock waves throughout the humanitarian aid community and illuminated the increasingly precarious landscape such personnel must navigate to help people in areas of conflict and instability....
Jan 05, 2018
No country provides as much assistance as the United States. About a quarter of all public assistance provided from rich countries to developing countries comes from the US state budget. That is why much is at stake when negotiations on the US budget for 2018 are now entering an end phase. In its...