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Dec 15, 2014
Dec. 15, 2014 - On Monday, December 15, the U.S. Senate passed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act—an important bipartisan measure that will help improve access to clean water and sanitation to millions around the globe. The bill passed the Senate unanimously late Monday evening. The Senate's action follows on the passage of the bill in...
Jan 02, 2014
The recent eruption of conflict in South Sudan has driven an estimated 194,000 people from their homes in just a few weeks, including 57,500 seeking refuge at United Nations (UN) bases. About 107,000 people – both inside and outside UN bases – have been reached with some aid, according to a January 1 UN report. Awerial County is home to what is...
Nov 11, 2013
One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded has devastated parts of the central Philippines, with heavy loss of life when it hit the island nation on Friday. This is a country already coping with three major disasters in the past two months. The Philippines Red Cross reports at least 1,200 dead, though that number is expected to climb...
Sep 14, 2012
About 14,000 fewer children under age five die each day than did two decades ago, according to a report released Sept. 12 by three United Nations agencies and the World Bank. The drop -- from 12 million deaths in 1990 to 6.9 million in 2011 -- represents a 41 percent decline in child mortality worldwide and cuts across countries by income level...
Aug 16, 2012
This morning 156,394 pounds of relief supplies headed to Bamako, Mali as part of InterAction members’ ongoing effort to address the crisis in the Sahel. The global logistics company, UPS, coordinated the effort which brought food, shelter, medical supplies and water purification kits to the Sahel. These water purification kits will help NGOs...
Nov 18, 2011
Tomorrow is World Toilet Day, and this year's theme is “Talk Sh*t for a Week.” Several InterAction members and partners have spent all week sharing stories using the Twitter hashtag #WorldToiletDay. Some incredible statistics have been published, the most startling from the World Toilet Organization: “At any given time, half of the world’s...
Jul 19, 2011
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new program to address one of the least appealing but most urgent needs in development: toilets. More than 40 percent of the world’s population has no access to toilets, leading those people to use unsanitary and unhealthy alternatives—open pits, by rivers—increasing the risk for diseases and...
Jul 12, 2011
When hurricane season began on June 1, InterAction members working in Haiti were prepared for the storms with warehouses stocked with items such as water, kerosene stoves, tents and other equipment. This disaster preparedness builds on the work international NGOs have been doing to help Haitians rebuild their lives after the devastating earthquake...