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Fleeing Boko Haram

It was November 2014, market day in Damasak, a trading town in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, and Moustapha Korimi was selling rice he had harvested from his farm. Suddenly, thousands of people were running by him, fleeing for their lives. Boko Haram had attacked. 

Welcome New InterAction Members

Welcoming new members to the growing InterAction community is the most rewarding aspect to the four staff representing the Membership & Standards team. We are now more than 180 members strong, representing development and humanitarian work across the globe, working on many of today’s most pressing issues. Our newest members add important fresh perspectives to our work - from protecting wild areas and the animals who call it home to supporting women in war-torn countries.

U.S. Budget Cuts for Aid Programs Are a False Economy

The following was originally published in the Huffington Post by Project HOPE CEO, Thomas Kenyon M.D., M.P.H.

Quite simply, America is the linchpin of the system of global health development and humanitarian assistance.

Occupational Health Hazards for Rural Agriculture

With the global demand for food expected to double by the year 2050, the role of farmers who produce the food is more significant than ever. Climate change is making their work increasingly difficult. We’ve already seen how climate change can impact food production through extreme weather, soil fertility, pestilence and crop yields.

Supply and Demand for Something Different: How Open Data Can Help End Hunger

While progress is being made in the fight against hunger and food insecurity, almost 800 million people worldwide still suffer from hunger today.

An important week for civil society and the G7 and G20 summits

This week the official, key representatives for each of the member G7 and G20 countries (also known as Sherpas“) met in Frankfurt, Germany and Florence, Italy, respectively. On the agenda was the continued discussion and negotiation over a host of critical global issues under consideration for this year’s summits.