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News Releases and Updates


PSEAH: It’s Time to Include Sexual Harassment in Your Safeguarding Approach

International humanitarian and development organizations have faced increased pressure in recent years to address sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in their programs. Organizations have responded accordingly by investing in SEA prevention and response measures to uphold their commitment to protect the people they serve. Although there is still capacity to…

September 29, 2022

Celebrating U.S. Leadership in Global Food Security, Agriculture, and Nutrition

As world leaders mobilized to combat the unprecedented food crisis at the U.N. General Assembly last week, InterAction took the fight to end global hunger to Congress. InterAction, Michigan State University, the Association of Public Land Grant Universities, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) co-hosted a…

September 28, 2022

InterAction Appoints Ambassador Miriam Sapiro as New President and CEO

Washington D.C.— The Board of Directors of InterAction, the nation’s largest alliance of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador Miriam Sapiro as its next president and chief executive officer. A seasoned leader with experience at the White House, the State Department, the Office of the…

September 23, 2022

InterAction and Refugee Council USA Call for U.S. Leadership on Refugee Resettlement

War in Ukraine and the rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan have brought renewed attention to the need for increased U.S. refugee resettlement, but worldwide resettlement slots represent only a fraction of global need. In 2022, more than 7 million Ukrainians joined a historically large global refugee population—many from crises…

September 21, 2022

Taking a Common-Sense Approach for Children and Youth Policies and Programs

All children and youth—from infancy to adolescence to young adulthood—should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Ongoing global crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, mounting food insecurity, and ongoing conflicts, risk the health, well-being, and economic security of an entire generation of young people. To meet…

September 19, 2022

Reimagining Education to Deliver a “New Social Contract” for Children and Youth

The Transforming Education Leaders Summit will convene on September 19, 2022, during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York. Billed as an event to create a new social contract for transforming education, it seeks to “[catalyze] a global debate on how knowledge, education, and learning need…

September 15, 2022

Celebrating the International Day of Democracy

Media freedom is the lifeblood of democracy, and the ability of journalists to report freely is a critical indicator of democracy. Without media freedom, the flow of information is easily skewed or stifled, transparency and accountability are undermined, and corruption can flourish unchecked. And yet, at this moment, media freedoms…

September 15, 2022

Window of opportunity to prevent famine in Somalia is closing, Principals of Inter-Agency Standing Committee warn

September 6, 2022
Sam Worthington stands on stage at InterAction's 2022 Forum in front of a colorful art gallery wall and a Forum sign.

Statement on the Departure of Sam Worthington, CEO of InterAction

InterAction issued the following statement on the departure of Sam Worthington, CEO of InterAction. After nearly 16 years, Sam Worthington decided to step down from his role as CEO of InterAction. Under Worthington’s leadership, InterAction has grown into a 10-million-dollar organization that convenes over 200 plus NGO Members and partners…

September 6, 2022
A group of soldiers run across the sand in what appears to be a military exercise

The U.S. Takes Decisive Action to Protect Civilians in Conflict

Significant strides were made last week in how the U.S. Department of Defense prevents and mitigates civilian harm. On August 25, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Action Plan (CHMRAP). The CHMRAP lays out the ambitious steps the DoD will take over the…

September 2, 2022

Local Leadership in Humanitarian Response Initiative

Many people see “localization” as a key to providing quality humanitarian assistance in the face of decreased funding and increased need. However, most of the global conversations around localization focus on directly funding local organizations. While funding is essential to supporting the locally-led agenda, it is not the only piece…

August 30, 2022

Conflict-Induced Hunger: Linking the War in Ukraine to the Global Food Insecurity Crisis

Currently, 50 million people worldwide face the risk of famine, a reality exacerbated by the war in Ukraine. After lengthy negotiations, the Russia-Ukraine July grain deal—hailed as a ‘beacon of hope’—has since allowed 720,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat and other cereals that were previously stranded at port…

August 29, 2022