Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
- Somalia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Somalia: Drought - 2015-2018
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Guide to Humanitarian and Development Efforts of InterAction Members in Tsunami-Affected Areas: December 26, 2004 -- March 26, 2005
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.
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.
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.
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NGO Contacts: James Bishop, Director of Humanitarian Response, 202-667-8227, x104
Tony Stitt, Senior Program Associate, x106
Drought in East Africa