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.

A leaked State Department document suggests that the Trump administration is planning to cut foreign aid by a stunning 30.8 percent. Additionally, the document suggests that U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) programs would be curtailed and, according to this report in Foreign Policy, essentially folded into programs run by the State Department.

May 22, 2017
Cities are set to receive key attention at a global summit this week on disaster risk reduction, as national governments, development groups and others seek to “substantially increase” the number of local strategies on the issue by 2020.Not only will local authorities gathering Monday...
Mar 23, 2017
There is a growing trend around the world towards the use of bureaucratic rules and regulations to contain and control humanitarian access. Earlier this month we saw another example of this, when the government of South Sudan announced that they would be increasing the cost of a professional-level...
Mar 16, 2017
The Trump administration’s preliminary budget proposal would zero out many nonprofit-administered antipoverty programs in areas including heating assistance, affordable housing, and economic development, while also eliminating federal agencies such as the National Endowment for the Arts....
Mar 09, 2017
South Sudan is wracked by unfettered violence, ethnic cleansing, and famine. But now the government wants to charge aid workers $10,000 to operate in the country.Officials in Juba say it’s a way for well-off Western and international aid organizations to shore up the cash-starved government....
Mar 09, 2017
President Trump’s proposed cuts to U.S spending on foreign aid have dismayed foundation officials whose work to mitigate climate change, fight famine, and strengthen civil society abroad could be complicated, and even undermined, by the administration’s "America first" policy....
Mar 07, 2017
Late last month, famine was declared in two counties of the civil-war torn East African country of South Sudan. With 100,000 people at risk for dying of starvation in that area alone and millions more on the brink of crisis-level food shortages throughout the country, South Sudanese President Salva...
Feb 24, 2017
Readers asked: "When a humanitarian group has helped a community become self-sustaining, how can the group create a good 'exit strategy.'"Our sources answered: Create the exit strategy from the get-go.Case in point: Weh Yeoh founded OIC Cambodia in 2013 with both a goal and a...

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