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22 Mar 2017 description
report InterAction

A persistent drought has left nearly 23 million people across the Horn of Africa without enough to eat. In South Sudan, hundreds of thousands are trying to survive famine. Nearly half the country—or 4.9 million people—are now going hungry. That number will grow when the “lean season” arrives in July, just before harvest and as food reserves have been exhausted.

The world’s last declared famine, which lasted from 2010 to 2012 in Somalia, resulted in 260,000 deaths.

20 Jul 2016 description
report InterAction

Why NGOs Need Investment Data In Their Fight Against Hunger

18 May 2016 description
report InterAction

Deepening Drought Puts Millions at Risk

The scorched husks of withered plants lie scattered across a sprawling plane of dried mud. The vast basin was once covered with a glimmering lake fed by the rushing currents of a local river; now a choking wind blows over the cracked earth.

22 Jul 2011 description
report InterAction

Media Contact: Tawana Jacobs 202-552-6534
tjacobs@interaction.org Sue Pleming 202-552-6561

20 Jul 2011 description
report InterAction

Sue Pleming: 202-552-6561 (Office) or 202-341-3814 (Cell) or spleming@interaction.org

WASHINGTON (July 19, 2011)—The United Nations is expected to officially declare famine in parts of southern Somalia tomorrow (Wednesday, July 20), marking a new phase in a crisis that has affected the East Africa region.

24 Jan 2011 description
report InterAction

InterAction is pleased to release its second Foreign Assistance Briefing Book (FABB). The book outlines the U.S.-based international nonprofit community's views on foreign assistance challenges expected to be at the forefront of the 112th Congress and the remaining two years of the Obama administration's first term.

Sixteen key areas and sectors are featured, including climate change, food security and agriculture, health, urban poverty and U.S. government funding trends, with specific problems highlighted and suggested recommendations.

05 Dec 2008 description
report InterAction

The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a $4.7 million grant to Christian Children's Fund (CCF) in partnership with CCF Canada, University Research Co. LLC (URC) and local partners for Strengthening Community Safety Nets in Ethiopia.

Richmond, Va. - December 5, 2008 -Today 11 million children in the developing world die each year before they reach the age of five. Two-thirds of those deaths are caused by health problems that are preventable or treatable.

30 Nov 2007 description
report InterAction

Report Summary:

This report offers international agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the media and the public an overview of current and planned humanitarian and development assistance being provided to the people of Somalia by InterAction member agencies.

A total of eleven InterAction member agencies submitted information for this report.

25 Nov 2002 description
report InterAction

The InterAction members listed here are accepting contributions for assistance they or their affiliates are providing to those affected by the crisis. The following list was produced by InterAction, a coalition of more than 160 US-based private relief, development and refugee assistance agencies. InterAction members have agreed to abide by a set of standards to ensure accountability to donors, professional competence and quality of service.
Action Against Hunger
ADRA International
Baptist World Aid
Catholic Relief Services

01 Mar 2001 description
report InterAction

East Africa has been facing a humanitarian crisis due to a severe drought. The populations most at risk are pastoralists in southern and eastern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and southern Somalia. The region's main rainy season began late this year, adding to the problem. The drought has caused crops to fail, livestock to die, and food prices to rise.

10 Jan 2001 description
report InterAction

Press Contact: Shanta M. Bryant, 202-667-8227 x115
NGO Contacts: James Bishop, Director of Humanitarian Response, 202-667-8227, x104
Tony Stitt, Senior Program Associate, x106
Drought in East Africa

07 Aug 2000 description
report InterAction

Press Contact: Shanta M. Bryant, 202-667-8227 x115
NGO Contacts: James Bishop, Director of Humanitarian Response, 202-667-8227, x104
Tony Stitt, Senior Program Associate, x106

29 Apr 2000 description
report InterAction

A Guide to Humanitarian and Development Efforts of InterAction Member Agencies in Ethiopia/Eritrea April 2000
Produced by the Disaster Response Unit of InterAction ® American Council for Voluntary International Action
1717 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. #701,
Washington D.C. 20036 phone (202)667-8227 fax (202) 667-8236


Organizations by Country


12 Apr 2000 description
report InterAction

The lack of rainfall in Ethiopia has created a persistent drought causing widespread famine, particularly in the hardest hit regions of the Ogaden and Somali. An estimated 8 million people in Ethiopia alone may be affected.Experts indicate that humanitarian assistance must reach affected people before summer weather changes in July, to prevent further starvation.