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Mounting Challenges Won't Deter NGO Community

The environment in which the U.S. NGO community and its global partners operate in has been rife with changes and challenges over the last two years. Yet, in the face of growing international crises associated with fragility, decreased tolerance of civil society, increased hatred and racism, and political threats to budgets, our community has persisted and stood together in solidarity.

Attacks on Media Workers Grow and Few Punished

Two media workers have been murdered each week on average this year—73 to date, making it likely the number of those killed will meet or exceed that of 2017, when 82 media workers were murdered, according to data compiled by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

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 this important piece of bipartisan legislation demonstrates the United States’ commitment to fighting global hunger, poverty and malnutrition.

Q&A: American perceptions of U.S. Foreign Policy

This blog post was written by Jules Roger Sombaye Eyango, Communications Intern at InterAction

The top 9 causes of global poverty

Picture it: you need to feed your family, travel to and from work, and get your child school supplies. But you only have $1.90 in your pocket. It seems like an impossible scenario. But for approximately 800 million people in the world, it’s their reality. 11% of the world’s population is living in extreme poverty, which is defined as surviving on only $1.90 a day.

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