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It’s Unclear How Humanitarian Aid Will Get To Those Who Need It In Venezuela

"Our call is for us not to politicize the humanitarian assistance. Humanitarian needs from the populations are what we should be keeping at the forefront of our minds and not how we could be using humanitarian assistance to further the interests of one side or another."

February 4, 2019
The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore’s Lutheran World Relief merging with global health group, broadening reach in impoverished nations

Patricia Mcllreavy, a vice president at InterAction, an alliance of nongovernmental organizations, said more and more organizations are joined together to amplify their reach through mergers and partnerships.

January 14, 2019

As the US government shuts down, here’s what you need to know

These shutdowns reduce the quality and effectiveness of aid programs because it results in “the kind of uncertainty, volatility that is detrimental to good planning,” said Noam Unger, InterAction vice president of development policy, advocacy, and learning.

December 22, 2018
PBS Newshour

Responding to Ebola in Congo is hard work, but made that much harder by violence

Nancy Aossey of International Medical Corps speaks with Nick Schifrin about prevention, treatment options and why the health crisis is likely to get worse before it gets better.

December 17, 2018

Q&A: A career spent advocating for effective US foreign assistance

Royce has received awards from InterAction, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition in recent ceremonies, at which many of his colleagues delivered tributes to his dedication to bipartisanship and getting bills passed.

December 11, 2018

Audit finds UN refugee agency critically mismanaged donor funds in Uganda

Uganda “was branded globally as the example to follow”, said Julien Schopp, director of humanitarian practice at US NGO consortium InterAction.

November 18, 2018
CBS News

Push to toughen foreign lobbying law stalls amid opposition

"An alliance of more than 40 nongovernmental organizations called InterAction has urged lawmakers to repair vague and outdated provisions in the current law before passing a new one that strengthens the government's hand."

October 9, 2018
The Huffington Post

Over $3 Billion In Foreign Aid Is Safe… For Now

"Kevin Rachlin of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations was beyond pleased with the turn of events. InterAction had been organizing lobbying efforts to fight the potential rescission."

August 28, 2018
PBS Frontline

Amid Allegations of Abuse, Aid Workers Describe Culture of Sexual Misconduct

"More than 120 CEOs of U.S.-based international NGOs have signed a pledge promising to strengthen policies to prevent sexual misconduct by staff. Some organizations are starting to take more concrete actions."

August 16, 2018

Global Compact for Refugees moves forward, but without clear path for implementation

"Concrete data on refugees and host communities is key, and might be difficult to quickly generate, according to Kate Phillips-Barrasso, director of humanitarian policy at InterAction."

August 2, 2018
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Podcast: How Oxfam America Takes on ‘Structural Issues That Keep People Poor

"We convened other CEOs in the sector and said, what can we do to bring more attention and capacity for better approaches to protecting staff, communities, and ensuring policies and systems are in place?" said Abby maxman, CEO of Oxfam America.

June 15, 2018
LA Times

Is that environmental group a pawn of Beijing? Nonprofits wary of being branded ‘foreign agents’

“It is not at all clear where this is headed,” said Sam Worthington. He warns that thousands of American nonprofits could find themselves in the same predicament as the Natural Resources Defense Council."

June 14, 2018