Joel Charny

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NGOs Can and Should Help South Sudan Along the Path to Peace and Prosperity

Barely mentioned at South Sudan's international engagement talks this week, NGOs have spent decades forging ties in the country. But they will have to adjust to new realities.

Traditional Humanitarian Aid is Vital

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the prevailing analysis was that the traditional pillars of relief response – UN agencies, large international NGOs and the Red Cross – were becoming irrelevant in the face of a vast array of new aid providers, including corporations, celebrities, citizens groups and the military.

Confronting New Realities in Washington: InterAction Foreign Assistance Briefing Book

InterAction, the alliance of U.S.-based nongovernmental organizations involved in international relief and development, prepares its Foreign Assistance Briefing Book (aka the FABB) biannually to coincide with the January arrival of a new Congress. The second version was released last month into a radically different environment than the first.

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