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Washington, DC - As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to testify on the administration’s budget, a leading group of humanitarian, development and global health organizations are releasing new data that shows just how devastating these proposed cuts to the United States’ foreign aid budget would be to millions of people in the poorest countries.
The analysis finds that under the proposed budget:
Ahead of the First Formal Consultations for the Global Compact on Refugees, 14 international NGOs and InterAction signed a statement in which they reflect on the Zero Draft of the Global Compact on Refugees, including their recommendations to ensure that the Compact leads to a better response to the large movement of refugees, greater equity across States, and support refugees to live in safety and dignity.
The IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action provides practical guidance for humanitarian workers to mainstream gender equality into humanitarian action across sectors. It also aims to place protection at the centre of humanitarian action, with an age, gender and diversity approach as the core element of fair and equal protection. In practical terms, this means identifying the distinct protection risks of women, men, boys, girls and LGBTI persons due to gender roles, throughout all stages of the crisis.
Submitted by Florence Anam on Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:28pm
No arguments are more persuasive in influencing global HIV and AIDS policy and funding decisions than those of the children and families affected by the disease. After all, these individuals know best the challenges they face and the solutions most likely to work for them. But they must be empowered in order to effect real change.
If we are to end the epidemic as a public health threat by the year 2030, we must ensure that the voices of those affected by HIV and AIDS are heard.
An Open Letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres
As organizations working to protect the rights of children in armed conflict, we are dismayed by your reported decision to “freeze” any new additions of parties to conflict that commit grave violations of children’s rights to the annexes to your 2017 annual report to the United Nations Security Council on children and armed conflict. We urge you to reconsider, and issue an updated list with your report, including all perpetrators responsible for patterns of grave violations against children in 2016.
When warfare takes place in cities, civilians experience direct and indirect harm, from physical violence and injury to disruption of vital services and destruction of infrastructure. In its new report, released in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), InterAction highlights the experiences of civilians caught in urban conflict and good practices for mitigating immediate and long-term harm caused by parties to conflict.
Terrorism, climate change, war and poverty are all high on the list of most significant threats to humanity. But their impact may be eclipsed by one threat that generally attracts far less attention. The next “Big One” may not refer to a bomb or natural disaster. Instead, a viral pandemic could potentially impact millions of lives across the world. The sudden spread of a deadly virus would create an urgent need for life-saving vaccines and treatments. Are we prepared to respond?
While progress is being made in the fight against hunger and food insecurity, almost 800 million people worldwide still suffer from hunger today.
Reducing hunger and food insecurity involves many pieces—smarter agriculture technologies, policy environments that enable sustainable growth in the agricultural sector, and more effective investments in agriculture, both public and private. One critical piece of this puzzle is data. It can inform and make all aspects of the fight to end hunger more effective.
Foreign Aid: Sustaining U.S. Investments Overseas
Group of 30 international NGOs commit over $1 billion in private resources to help address global refugee crisis over the next three years.
In 2011, Publish What You Fund’s chief executive, Rupert Simons, was working in Ethiopia on a program to get better seeds to farmers. His program was one of several run by different government agencies, NGOs and donors. Despite great effort, the results were disappointing. It took several years to fully understand why – the seeds from government farms had been contaminated by inter-breeding.
Why NGOs Need Investment Data In Their Fight Against Hunger
We live in a world where conflicts, natural disasters and disease are driving ever greater numbers of people to seek desperate remedies for their hunger, safety and survival. The world has never been so wealthy and yet on the frontline of humanitarian action, where courageous work is taking place daily, the lack of available resources to save lives is a constantly growing risk. This massive, deepening deficit requires an ambitious, global and collective response.
Submitted by Julie Potyraj on Thu, 05/26/2016 - 1:38pm
In response to continually challenging operating environments for humanitarian aid, InterAction commissioned Humanitarian Outcomes to conduct a study of how the major humanitarian NGOs perceive, define and manage risks to their organizations and operations. The NGO Risk Review centered on a participant group of 14 international non-governmental organizations from among the largest and most field-present humanitarian operators.
The study examined two key principal questions:
The scale and severity of human suffering in current armed conflicts represent a distressing race to the bottom in disregard for the basic rules regulating armed conflict. Civilian deaths and injuries resulting from explosive weapons have increased by 52% over the last four years. The world is currently witnessing the greatest population displacement since World War II. This is not merely the tragic, inevitable consequence of conflict, and it cannot be excused by the fog of war. Much of this loss of life and human suffering is avoidable.