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29 Dec 2015 description
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PAJE-Nièta educates and inspires thousands to become entrepreneurs

In rural Mali, thousands of young people have gained the skills, knowledge, and tools to improve their lives and bolster their communities thanks to the USAID-funded Mali Out-of-School Youth project (PAJE-Nièta).

15 Dec 2015 description
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Since February 11, 2014, South Sudan has been operating as a Level 3 emergency, or a system-wide crisis. Upon the invitation of the NGO Forum of South Sudan, InterAction team members Julien Schopp and Patricia McIlreavy traveled to South Sudan from October 28, 2015 through November 9, 2015. Visiting both Juba and Nyal, the team reviewed humanitarian practice and policy issues, including inter-agency response leadership, NGO coordination structures, the implementation of L3 and Operational Peer Review recommended actions, access negotiations and constraints, and staff duty of care.

24 Nov 2015 description

Submitted by Concern Worldwide US on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:24pm

The world has moved on, but on the ground in northern Afghanistan, we still sharply feel the impact of the October 26 earthquake, especially as the cold sinks in and families huddle together in tent shelters.

18 Nov 2015 description
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InterAction strongly condemns the devastating attacks on civilians that took place last week in France and Lebanon and all indiscriminate violence against civilians. The international community must stand together at this critical juncture to protect vulnerable people around the world.

13 Nov 2015 description
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Civil society is calling for the creation of a Regional Growth and Stabilization Plan to help those countries most affected by the refugee crisis to mitigate the impact of the crisis on their economies, health systems, and social services. We urge the G20 to support immediate action to respond to this crisis and call upon the international community to immediately:

  1. Work towards a political solution to the conflict in Syria while taking con-crete measures to protect civilians caught up in the fighting.

23 Oct 2015 description
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A modest initiative to bring more accountability and transparency to U.S. foreign aid advanced this week with the introduction of bipartisan companion bills in the House and Senate.

Similar bills have been offered in the previous two Congresses but failed to clear all necessary hurdles. Advocates hope the third time will be the charm, especially now that Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a Republican presidential candidate, is sponsoring the measure.

15 Oct 2015 description
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Submitted by Sam Worthington on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:28pm

This September, global leaders from 193 countries came together to agree on an ambitious set of universal goals to reduce poverty and inequality. The goals recognize that to build inclusive prosperity, the world must tackle hunger and malnutrition, particularly for the most vulnerable. The goals – called the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs for short – commit us towards zero hunger worldwide by 2030. As we celebrate World Food Day on October 16, let’s reflect on how we can achieve this ambitious target.

25 Sep 2015 description
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Less than a decade ago, HIV positive women like Martha Cameron from Kitwe, Zambia, had little hope of having healthy children. Today, Martha and others like her are not only staying healthy, but also having healthy babies.

31 Aug 2015 description
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A fragile peace may have settled over the forested hills and valleys surrounding Gaga, but people are reminded of the horror that took place here each day when they go about the most mundane of routines: fetching water.

26 Aug 2015 description
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Submitted by Temi Ibirogba on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:29pm

The first thing that may come to mind when thinking about children in armed conflict is the use of child soldiers. Images of small boys and girls with faces covered in dirt and war paint, awkwardly hugging rifles close to their bodies that seem almost as tall as them, fill our minds.

15 Aug 2015 description
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Aug 06, 2015
Episcopal Relief & Development
frowold@episcopalrelief.org

Episcopal Relief & Development has renewed its support of those impacted by the conflict in Syria through the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches (FMEEC). FMEEC has been responding since the beginning of the crisis more than four years ago, working with host communities and churches to meet the basic needs of increasingly large numbers of displaced people seeking safety.

11 Aug 2015 description

New International Committee of the Red Cross and InterAction Report Examines the Challenges of Establishing Civilian Safe Zones

Released: July 31, 2015

10 Jul 2015 description
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Feed the Children’s four-pillar approach to community development does more than provide food—it teaches and empowers children, parents, care providers, and their communities to reverse malnutrition and defeat hunger. The four pillars of our child-focused community development program are Food & Nutrition, Health & Water, Education, and Livelihoods.

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10 Jul 2015 description
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Feed the Children’s four-pillar approach to community development does more than provide food—it teaches and empowers children, parents, care providers, and their communities to reverse malnutrition and defeat hunger. The four pillars of our child-focused community-development program are Food & Nutrition, Health & Water, Education, and Livelihoods.

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10 Jul 2015 description
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Submitted by Laia Grino on Thu, 07/09/2015 - 11:35am

03 Jul 2015 description
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Submitted by Blog Moderator on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:34pm

11 Jun 2015 description

The Finance for Development Agreement presents an opportunity for disaster risk reduction (DRR) funding to be institutionalised. As negotiations for the Agreement continue, we as members of civil society call on developed countries to commit to:

1) Incorporate resilience building as a condition for providing Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) to ensure that all new investments are risk informed, reduce risk, and are acceptable for those people who bear any new risk. e.g. through the introduction of resilience markers in funding applications.

01 May 2015 description
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Submitted by Sam Worthington on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 8:14pm

31 Mar 2015 description
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Submitted by Lindsay Coates on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:56pm

08 Mar 2015 description

The Hyogo Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction (HFA) has provided critical guidance to reduce disaster risk. Its implementation has, however, highlighted gaps in addressing the underlying risk factors and effectively safeguarding communities. Evidence at the local level indicates that impacts are increasing.1 This is due to policies and plans not adequately addressing reality on the ground.