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The Hill

COVID-19 — ‘America First’ Policy May Mean More Americans Sick

April 9, 2020
The New Humanitarian

Searching for the Nexus: The View from the Ground

Far from the air-conditioned meeting rooms of Geneva and New York, it is frontline aid workers who are wrestling with the practical challenges of making the triple nexus – the push to coordinate humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding efforts – a reality. Billions of dollars and millions of lives could be…

September 24, 2019
On a cloudy day, people stand, holding flags and signs, during a protest against bull fighting in Colombia.
Save the Children

Why is Civil Society in Crisis Mode?

Civil society organisations (CSOs) are in crisis mode. The reason? The complex and interconnecting trends affecting our sector, along with the speed of change we’re experiencing. This becomes even more challenging for CSOs operating at a global scale. That was the bottom line from a brilliant discussion I attended last…

August 29, 2019
The Wall Street Journal

Humanitarian Groups Face Banking Challenges as Venezuelan Sanctions Escalate

The prospect of hefty fines for skirting U.S. sanctions on Venezuela has made some banks skittish about doing business with the humanitarian organizations distributing food and other supplies in the troubled South American country.

August 16, 2019
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The Washington Post

Congress scorns Trump plan to cut, weaponize foreign aid

“Now is not the time to slash effective, lifesaving programs that help create a safer and more secure world,” said InterAction, an alliance of international organizations.

April 12, 2019
PBS NewsHour

Why Trump wants to cut aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

"The root causes of these crises are in Central America. If we're addressing them at the southern border, it is too late." -InterAction CEO, Sam Worthington

April 1, 2019
The New Humanitarian

As Congo Ebola cases pass 1,000, growing calls to listen to locals when responding

As the world’s second-deadliest Ebola outbreak ever continues to ravage communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, international aid groups are reconsidering the way they respond.

March 26, 2019
BBC

Cyclone Idai: ‘15,000 people still need to be rescued’

Some 15,000 people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, Mozambique officials say.

March 21, 2019
The Hill

Trump may be blind to foreign aid’s merits, but we must not be

Despite the administration’s repeated efforts to gut foreign aid, Congress has proven to be a bulwark against those dangerous proposals, restoring funding.

March 20, 2019
Al Jazeera

Horn of Africa: Millions suffering due to prolonged drought

Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are suffering from a prolonged drought that is coinciding with the United States's proposal to slash funding for lifesaving food aid.

March 18, 2019
3 women work in a hay field, pushing the grains back and forth with pushbrooms
CNN

#MyFreedomDay 2019: Students teach the world about modern slavery

From Nigeria to Japan, students are raising awareness about the harsh realities of modern day slavery.

March 14, 2019
A man caries a chirldren during the Yemen Crisis
IRIN

Hurdles on the road to peace in the Central African Republic

“Failure to give justice its due would cause untold damage to the psyche of the country.”

March 13, 2019