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News Releases and Updates


InterAction Statement Welcoming H.R. 5305

In response to the introduction of the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act, InterAction released the following statement: InterAction welcomes H.R. 5305, the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act. We appreciate that the bill provided supplemental funding to support Afghans who have left Afghanistan and calls…

September 21, 2021

Five Key Takeaways from USAID’s Disinformation Primer NGO Feedback Session

The rapid growth and adoption of mobile data and social media technology across the globe has wrought significant changes in the way people around the world communicate, connect, and think about the world around them. One of the most noteworthy implications of this evolution in mass communication has been the…

September 21, 2021

Letter Urging Congress to Support Evacuation and Resettlement for our Afghan Colleagues and Partners

On September 13, 2021, InterAction and the Alliance for Peacebuilding sent the following letter to U.S. House and Senate Leadership: Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Leader Schumer, and Leader McConnell: InterAction and the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the two largest networks of international development, humanitarian, and peacebuilding organizations with…

September 13, 2021

Picking Up The Pace

In the wake of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that declared ‘code red’ for human-driven global heating, our sector’s work to adapt to and reverse the effects of climate change is more important than ever. To better measure this work and formalize climate objectives across…

September 7, 2021

Deterioration of the Humanitarian Situation in the Central African Republic

Thirty-five international NGOs (INGOs) working throughout the Central African Republic (CAR) put out a press release last week to express their deep concerns about the humanitarian crisis. CAR, a landlocked country in Central Africa, remains one of the least developed countries in the world. People in the Central African…

September 3, 2021

Launching the GOAL Global Safeguarding Case Study

InterAction Members are working diligently to protect program participants and staff from sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH). One Member organization that has been particularly thorough in its safeguarding approach is GOAL Global, an international humanitarian response agency based in Ireland. Not only has GOAL adopted the necessary policies and…

August 27, 2021

Letter Urging Secretary Blinken to Rapidly Expand Pathways for Afghan NGO Staff Evacuations

InterAction, alongside a coalition of more than 65 other organizational signatories, shared the following letter with Secretary Blinken this morning, calling for the Biden Administration to rapidly expand and further operationalize the Priority-2 pathway for Afghan non-governmental organization (NGO) staff evacuations. Due to security and safety concerns, we are not…

August 20, 2021

Humanitarian Aid: Captive to Bureaucracy

August 19 marks the day in 2003 when a bomb ripped through U.N. Headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22 women and men. World Humanitarian Day commemorates humanitarian workers killed and injured in the course of their work, while honoring all who continue, despite the odds, to provide lifesaving support, services, and…

August 19, 2021

InterAction Member NGOs Respond to Crisis in Haiti

Every day, InterAction Members are working all over the world to combat poverty and alleviate suffering. As a platform for advocacy and engagement, InterAction features their most recent updates, blogs, and reports that highlight their new and ongoing efforts. This page is updated regularly as a resource for both the public…

August 17, 2021

Joint InterAction and Alliance for Peacebuilding Statement: The U.S. Must Protect Afghan Partners and Civil Society

InterAction and the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the two largest networks of international development, humanitarian, and peacebuilding organizations with more than 300 member organizations, call upon the Biden Administration to provide and accelerate the availability of U.S. immigration avenues for all Afghans and their families who worked with or…

August 13, 2021

Transforming Food Systems Requires Engaging and Investing in Youth

Today is International Youth Day—the theme for this year is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health.” Following the global disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, this topic is more salient than ever. In many low and middle-income countries (LMICs), children and youth make up well over half…

August 12, 2021

Models for Empowering Youth Voices in Sustainable Development

Nearly half of the global population is under age 30, 89% of whom live in developing or emerging economies. And yet, young people are starkly underrepresented as leaders across development work, from research and policy design to program implementation. August 12, the United Nations’ International Youth Day, provides an…

August 11, 2021