22 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
07 Jul 2017 description
report InterAction

Today, famine threatens an estimated 20 million people across northern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. In these countries, the dangerous convergence of long-standing and recent resurgences of conflict, poor governance, limited freedom of movement, collapsing economies, rising food prices, and drought has resulted in staggering levels of food insecurity and shortages of clean water.

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.

11 Apr 2012 description
report InterAction

Apr 6, 2012

InterAction’s latest publication, Choose to Invest in Development and Humanitarian Relief FY2013, outlines key funding recommendations for the U.S. government to support accounts in the federal budget. This strong investment will make great strides to reduce global poverty, tackle environmental challenges and increase peacekeeping efforts to support stability and security.

16 Sep 2011 description
report InterAction

The Center for American Progress (CAP) has just released a report, Twenty Years of Collapse: The Cost of Failure in Somalia. According to their research, the world has spent more than $55 billion responding to Somalia since 1991.

Efforts to establish a central government in Somalia have failed to improve governance. This paper explores the “staggeringly high cost” of a strategy that has been more reactionary than proactive. The paper’s introduction states:

27 Jul 2011 description
report InterAction

Contacts:
Sue Pleming: 1 202.552.6561 or 1 202.341.3814 (Cell) or spleming@interaction.org
Tawana Jacobs: 1 202.552.6534 or 1 202.297.1696 (Cell) or tjacobs@interaction.org

WASHINGTON, July 27— House Republican appropriators today continued their assault on U.S. international efforts to reduce poverty, address climate change, and respond to famine and other disasters. This comes a week after the House Foreign Affairs Committee also sought to gut core development accounts.

22 Jul 2011 description
report InterAction

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

20 Jul 2011 description
report InterAction

Contacts:
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.

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.

17 Jan 2007 description
report InterAction

On December 19, hostilities broke out between Transitional Federal Government (TFG)/Ethiopian and Council of Islamic Courts (CIC) forces, directly following two months of heaving flooding in the country. The fighting compounded the already deteriorating food security levels and health conditions. While the TFG and Ethiopians have consolidated control over South/Central Somalia, harassment, militias and bombardments continue to restrict movements of humanitarian workers and the civilian population.

22 Dec 2006 description
report InterAction

In the two years following the Indian Ocean tsunami, InterAction member organizations working in the affected countries have spent $1.028 billion, or 58 percent, of the $1.8 billion they received from extraordinarily generous individuals, corporations and foundations in the United States since the disaster. A third tsunami accountability report by InterAction describes in detail the relief and reconstruction programs undertaken with these funds by the 46 InterAction members who remained engaged in recovery efforts in 2006.

01 Dec 2006 description
report InterAction

Sixty-two of InterAction's members that solicited funds received $ 1.775 billion in cash and gifts-in-kind from an extraordinarily generous American private sector to respond to the needs of those who survived the tsunami that struck in the Indian Ocean area on December 26, 2004. This report details how these agencies spent the funds donated by individuals, corporations and foundations in the United States through September 30, 2006.

20 Dec 2005 description
report InterAction

Preface

InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.- based international devel-opment and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations. Its 165 members operate in every developing country to overcome pov-erty, exclusion and suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity for all.

Sixty-two of InterAction's members who solicited funds received $1.775 billion in cash and gifts-in-kind from an extraordinarily generous American private sector to respond to the needs of those who survived the tsunami that struck eleven countries in the Indian Ocean area on December 26, 2004.

31 May 2005 description
report InterAction

A Guide to Humanitarian and Development Efforts of InterAction Members in Tsunami-Affected Areas: December 26, 2004 -- March 26, 2005

11 Jan 2005 description
report InterAction

Eight South Asian nations and Somalia were severely affected by the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunamis (tidal waves) that hit the region on December 26. The world's most powerful earthquake in 40 years struck deep under the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Sumatra, early Dec. 26, triggering tidal waves up to 20 feet high. More than 155,000 people have lost their lives and millions have been left without food, shelter and safe drinking water.

31 Dec 2004 description
report InterAction

December 30, 2004 - Eight south Asian nations have been adversely affected by Sunday’s 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunamis (tidal waves). The world's most powerful earthquake in 40 years struck deep under the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Sumatra early Dec. 26, triggering tidal waves up to 20 feet high. Over 120,000 people have lost their lives and untold millions have been left without food, shelter and safe drinking water.

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