Interaction

0 Interactive map of relief/aid work in East Africa

Interaction has published an online “Horn of Africa Aid Map” showing 98 aid and development projects working on immediate famine relief as well as long-term development in East Africa. Horn of Africa Aid Map is part of NGO Aid Map, a broader mapping initiative to provide detailed information on the…

2 Map of NGOs in Haiti

The organization Interaction, an alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), has worked with a number of other groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to create a detailed interactive map of NGOs in Haiti (go to link, below is just a screen grab): The site can be browsed by…

2 Food insecurity map

Millions of people, perhaps as many as a billion people, suffer from hunger and inadequate, intermittent access to food. Malnutrition in children is a massive global health problem. And “food insecurity” is on the increase due to rising food prices, agricultural losses, instability and an inequitable food distribution industry. InterAction,…

1 Op-ed: Don’t balance budget on back of the global poor

You know that phrase about being penny-wise and pound-foolish. As the US and British governments look for places to make budget cuts, many are concerned that the small amount (about 1 percent of the US federal budget) devoted to providing assistance to the needy and fighting disease in poor countries…

2 How Wikileaks may alter U.S. development strategy

As you may have heard, Wikileaks has made life uncomfortable for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Part of this is due to leaked diplomatic documents in which it appears Clinton ordered U.S. diplomats to spy on their colleagues and United Nations officials. Clinton has denied the charges, but Wikileaks’ founder…