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InterAction Launches Choose to Invest FY2019 with Bipartisan Support

For the last 50 years, U.S. leadership and investment in international development and humanitarian assistance have proved instrumental in helping create more self-reliant and sustainable communities around the world. U.S. -funded development and humanitarian programs have helped reduce the number of households suffering from hunger, the number of preventable child deaths and the number of new cases of HIV. Such efforts are emblematic of American values and generosity and prove that American engagement in the world is critical.   

Moving in the right direction: A pledge to end sexual abuse and exploitation

This blog post was written by Abby Maxman, President of Oxfam America

More than 110 aid organizations commit to stronger global standards

Here’s some positive news: The heads of 116 development organizations based here in the US have endorsed a pledge to protect their staff and the people they serve from sexual abuse and exploitation, and to take concerted action against harassment and abuse.

Does Data Drive Your Decisions?

by Amin Vafa, Department of State, Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources

From Rhetoric to Results: Creating Accountability for Gender Standards

Written by Erin Smith, Intern, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Team, World Vision US

16 Days of Activism: Working together to end gender-based violence

Shahin Ashraf MBE, Islamic Relief’s Global Advocacy Advisor, is coordinating the global campaign and shares her daily observations of the work Islamic Relief is doing around the world. Read her observations throughout the 16 Days of Activism here

Day 1

Q&A with InterAction CEO Sam Worthington

The below blog was written by Leigh Stapleton, Millennium Challenge Corporation Public Engagement and Outreach Lead

Heart to Heart International Responds to Hurricane Harvey

This blog was written by Steven Hammerli.
Hurricane Harvey became the nation’s first Category 4 landfall in almost 12 years, hammering the Texas Gulf Coast with an extremely dangerous combination of torrential rainfall, storm-surge flooding and destructive winds this weekend.

Harvey is expected to stall for a few days, leading to dangerous flooding in Texas and Louisiana.

A Young Life Saved in Somalia

The below was written by Ahmed Kheyr and Ahmed Mohamud of the International Medical Corps.

One-and-half-year-old Farhiya sat in her mother’s arms at an International Medical Corps facility. She was unable to move, unable to smile, unable to even cry.

Her mother, Duniyo, travelled more than 10 kilometers to bring Farhiya to International Medical Corps’ Intensive Stabilization Centre in Galkacyo town, Somalia.

Facing cholera and malnutrition

One in four Yemenis don’t have enough food and the number of suspected cholera cases climbs beyond half a million. More lives are now at risk in Yemen than anywhere else on the planet.

Mohammed’s family travelled by road for 15 hours to reach Al Sabeen Hospital.

“We had no choice,” explained Mohammed’s father. “There are no functioning facilities in our area now. There is nothing.”

At two years of age, Mohammed weighs 5.9kg and cannot sit unassisted.

International Hunger Briefing Recap - Leveraging Foreign Aid to End Hunger

On July 18 InterAction, in collaboration with One Acre Fund and the House Hunger Caucus, hosted the International Hunger Briefing. The event brought together a bipartisan and bicameral group of congressional offices with representatives from nearly a dozen development and humanitarian organizations. The packed house of over 60 participants examined the future of food security policy, outlined key areas for improved program implementation and highlighted current best practices for hunger eradication.

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