InterAction In the News

InterAction In the News

Take look at a selection of recent articles quoting InterAction, op-eds and analysis from our experts, and other news coverage highlighting the collective efforts of InterAction, its members, and partners to end poverty and help vulnerable people in need around the world.

Boasting a host of accomplishments, the head of the government’s foreign aid agency presented President Obama with an exit memo Thursday that highlighted the administration’s development initiatives over the last eight years. But she warned that many challenges remained and “the road ahead won’t be easy.”

“For all of the impressive gains the global community has achieved, there are far too many people dying of diseases we can prevent,” Gayle Smith, the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, wrote in the 14-page report. “Too many kids go to bed hungry each night. And too many people are denied the most basic of human rights.”

Jan 09, 2017
Tom Hiddleston is trending on Twitter, and not for a good reason. Last night at the Golden Globes, he won a best actor award for the AMC series The Night Manager. But his acceptance speech didn't go over as well as his performance. Hiddleston recounted a visit he made to see medics...
Jan 05, 2017
Drought alarm bells began to ring in Somalia in early November 2016.By late November, the Somalia NGO Consortium published a clear statement about what they saw happening in the African country — namely that Somalia went through a strikingly similar situation in 2011, when “two failed...
Dec 22, 2016
There are countless people working for NGOs around that world that deserve great recognition for their remarkable efforts working with people in the world's poorest places. To end the year on a positive note, InterAction teamed up with the Guardian GDP Network, Bond, Civicus...
Oct 15, 2016
If you show up in Haiti without the backing of a volunteer organization, you run the risk of making things worse for those you're trying to help."Volunteer organizations plan to bring what they need to do their work," says Patricia McIlreavy, vice president of humanitarian policy and...
Sep 29, 2016
Winter clothes, blankets, food and medical supplies. In an act of humanity, a U.N. aid convoy was carrying these precious necessities to a neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, cut off by war. The convoy never made it.Last week, 18 of the 31 trucks were bombed, killing 20 people, including 12 aid...
Sep 23, 2016
Aid workers are under attack. We are bleeding out from a thousand small cuts. We are being robbed, raped and murdered in Afghanistan, South Sudan, Yemen, Syria and countless other places. The reaction from politicians, however, has been only words; promises to do better, pledges to investigate...
Sep 21, 2016
Eighty-six percent of the world’s refugees are living in developing countries and it is particularly hard for those countries to meet refugees’ needs and provide them an education and a livelihood, according to a senior policy and legislative specialist at Catholic Relief Services....

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