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04 Nov 2009 description
report InterAction

Introduction

The year since the release of InterAction's Foreign Assistance Briefing Book has been challenging for the Obama administration and the 111th Congress. Foreign assistance, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the worldwide financial crisis have had to compete with urgent domestic concerns and a bold agenda.

30 Jun 2008 description
report InterAction

Report Summary

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

Twenty-six member organizations reported their current or planned relief and development operations. The programs address a broad range of sectors in both disaster and emergency response as well as development assistance.

31 May 2006 description
report InterAction

BACKGROUND SUMMARY

North-South Conflict

Civil strife has been a near-constant feature of life in Sudan since independence from British-Egyptian colonial administration in 1956, when the Arab-led Khartoum government refused to create a federal system it had promised to southerners, sparking a 17-year civil war. The Addis Ababa agreement of 1972 provided limited autonomy for the south and led to a ten-year break in hostilities.

In 1983, the Government of Sudan (GOS) introduced Shari'a Law.

01 Sep 2004 description
report InterAction

As the largest American alliance of overseas humanitarian nongovernmental organizations, InterAction calls for sustained, focused international commitment to prevent further large-scale loss of life in the Darfur region of Sudan and among Sudanese refugees who have fled to neighboring Chad.

Over 1 million Sudanese have been displaced internally and 200,000 have fled across international borders to Chad and become refugees as the result of civil war and violence targeted against civilians.

08 Apr 2004 description
report InterAction

April 8, 2004
President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

13 Feb 2004 description
report InterAction

Escalating violence over the past several months in the province of Darfur in Western Sudan has precipitated a humanitarian emergency that is spilling across the border into neighboring Chad. The nearly three million people affected by the crisis inside Darfur have remained largely out of reach of aid agencies. An estimated 700,000 people have been internally displaced and a further 110,000 have been forced across the border into Eastern Chad.