When Things Go Sideways…

In 2012 Plan was awarded a large grant to improve government delivery of basic services in a war-ravaged region in Africa.  Plan, although one of the world’s oldest international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) operating in 72 countries and with a large diversified funding base – mostly from individuals donating via almost two dozen countries – was not built for managing large institutional government grants.

2016 InterAction Photo Contest

InterAction’s 14th Annual Photo Contest is now open! We encourage you to submit your most powerful photos that illustrate innovative, effective, and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. Examples of self-reliance, innovative technology, shared values, and partnerships are encouraged, though entries are not limited to those categories. Learn more at www.interaction.org/photo.

 

The Committee on World Food Security and the Voluntary Guidelines

Three years ago, an unprecedented coalition of governments, civil society organizations, and businesses issued a challenge to the global community: improve the systems and institutions that govern land and natural resources.

The Fight to End Hunger: The Role of U.S. NGOs and Global Leadership

This September, global leaders from 193 countries came together to agree on an ambitious set of universal goals to reduce poverty and inequality. The goals recognize that to build inclusive prosperity, the world must tackle hunger and malnutrition, particularly for the most vulnerable. The goals – called the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs for short – commit us towards zero hunger worldwide by 2030.

Built for the dying - Now it’s bringing new life

How one Ebola treatment center underwent a dramatic change of purpose

Sam Holder led us up a narrow bush path towards John Logan Town, a small city deep in the forests of Grand Bassa County in northern Liberia. It took two hours driving to get here from the main road, along a deeply rutted and often flooded dirt track. Eventually the water was too deep for even a Land Cruiser to get through and the only passage was on foot, using slippery logs to cross the swollen streams.

NGO Alliance Condemns MSF hospital attack in Kunduz, Afghanistan

Media Contact: Burt Edwards, InterAction: 202.552.6554 (office) or 703.861.8237(cell) or bedwards@interaction.org

WASHINGTON – On October 3, 2015, a U.S. airstrike killed 22 people at a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Speaking in response, InterAction President and CEO Sam Worthington said:

We're Not Done Yet: The Road to Eliminating Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

Less than a decade ago, HIV positive women like Martha Cameron from Kitwe, Zambia, had little hope of having healthy children. Today, Martha and others like her are not only staying healthy, but also having healthy babies.

“Today, I am going to die” — A Syrian refugee's story

Ahmed’s hands hovered over the tea cups and he paused, sucking in his breath. When he spoke, it was barely above a whisper. “That’s when I surrendered myself,” he said. “To this certainty: today, I am going to die.”

Ahmed, 32, is a Syrian refugee living in northern Lebanon with his family. Just a few years ago, he was working at a prominent job and living in his own home with his wife and two children, busy, successful, and satisfied.

Refugee crisis: We must not forget where needs are greatest

We have all seen the heartbreaking imagery of refugees desperately trying to escape war and persecution for the safety of Europe. Some, like the now infamous photograph of Syrian man Laith Majid in tears clutching his two children just off the Greek Island of Kos, have ended happily. Others, notably the lifeless body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi on the shores of Turkey, ended tragically.

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