Reflecting on 2015: What Images Inspire You?

Images can accomplish in a glance what we try to persuade others of every day. We, who fight to end global poverty and promote human dignity, can quickly get into the minutia of microfinancing in Iraq or improving food security in Togo – and that is important.  But we don’t do this work only because it’s technically challenging or innovative; we do it because of how lives can change. 

Spotlight on Somalia - What NGOs Should Know

Director of Somalia NGO Consortium Abdurahman Sharif explains the crises currently affecting the country, including expected El Niño conditions.


For the people of Somalia, expected El Niño conditions threaten to compound an already fragile humanitarian situation.

The Coming Revolution in Development

The prospects for a majority of people in the developing world have radically altered over the last 25 years. Never before has so much changed for so many. Average income doubled and female illiteracy declined by 50%. Six billion people gained access to cellphones and the percent of people living in extreme poverty dropped below 10% for the first time in recorded history.

Afghanistan Earthquake: Homeless Families face bitter winter

The world has moved on, but on the ground in northern Afghanistan, we still sharply feel the impact of the October 26 earthquake, especially as the cold sinks in and families huddle together in tent shelters.

Telebriefing: Will G20 Leaders Act Decisively on Syrian Crisis?

November 15-16, leaders from the world's major advanced and emerging economies will meet in Antalya, Turkey. It remains uncertain, however, how prominently the historic crisis in Syria will feature on the official agenda. This follows a recent call by EU leaders for the G20 to develop a more effective global response to the current Syrian refugee crisis.

What the bipartisan budget agreement means for foreign aid

A U.S. delegation visits the Islahiye Refugee Camp for Syrians in Turkey. U.S. President Barack Obama’s recently signed budget act includes an appropriation of $15 billion in “overseas contingency operations” funding for each of the next two years. Photo by: U.S. State Department

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 includes a heavy dose of funding for the state and foreign operations account that bankrolls U.S. aid programs. That’s great news for U.S. development programs, right?

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At a Glance: Member Insights on Proposed FY2018 Budget

On Tuesday, May 23 the White House released its budget plan for fiscal year 2018, which proposed slashing funding for effective, life-saving programs that help create a safer and more secure world. InterAction joined 82 member organizations in a statement calling on members of Congress to sustain support for a robust International Affairs budget in FY2018. See more information on InterAction's recommendations for funding poverty-fighting accounts in Choose to Invest FY2018.

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