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Save the Children

Why is Civil Society in Crisis Mode?

August 29, 2019
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 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
NPR

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
Devex

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
Devex

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
IRIN

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