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Niger: Food Crisis Leaves Holes In Community

It’s 3 p.m., and the school is alive with clapping, singing, and plenty of desperate hand-raising. We’re spending our afternoon with the children of the Toungouzou village at their school, built by World Vision.

Can The G20 Credibility Gap Be Closed?

MEXICO CITY - Whether the G20 is a credible or even legitimate body has been a vibrant topic of conversation among civil society groups that have been meeting in Mexico City this week to discuss strategy for both the G8 and G20 summits this year.

Mexico’s foreign minister, when asked about the legitimacy of the G20, conceded she had her own concerns about its track record on following through on promises.

Welcome to Our New Look!

InterAction’s strength is in its members and the work they do alongside communities globally. We hope our new website design reflects that.

You’ll notice some new features, including more information on our members and a clearer breakdown of what InterAction does to support them whether through vigorous advocacy efforts or in helping define best practices. We’ve reorganized the site in a way we think is easier to navigate and which shows off the breadth of our humanitarian and development work.

New Collaborations to Address Neglected Tropical Diseases

It is hard to believe where the time goes. We are already into February, off to a great start on the heels of a year where major global health partners gained momentum in taking on intestinal worms, one of the most serious Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affecting children, through school-based deworming programs. It had been sort of a David vs. Goliath situation, Goliath being the seemingly invincible burden of NTDs, David, a symbol of the community trying to tackle the indefatigable beast. Until now.

What Is Ghana Doing Right?

Ghana has long been seen as the “golden child” of West Africa, and not just because of its substantial gold deposits. It was the first country to tear away from the British in 1957, and in the last decade a new constitution has proved its democratic fervor successful. Now Ghana continues to glimmer on the golden coast, impressing the international arena by being on track to accomplish the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

InterAction Releases Paper Exploring Country Ownership

On December 15th, MFAN Partner InterAction released a paper titled “Country Ownership: Moving from Rhetoric to Action,” which aims to address the wide range of explanations and varying methods of promotion that have led to the issue’s unorganized discussions and approaches.

Two Years Later, Lions Are Bringing Hope to Haiti

Renande Pierre-Louis remembers how the ground shook and buildings crumbled while an earthquake demolished her home and the homes of her neighbors and friends on Jan. 12, 2010. Even before the shaking stopped, Lions and Lions Clubs International Foundation mobilized to address immediate needs, providing food, water and medical supplies.