Sarah Scully

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Al-Shabaab makes it hard for internally displaced Somalis to access aid

Al-Shabaab makes it hard for internally displaced Somalis to access aid

There are many factors that are inhibiting those suffering from the food crisis in Somalia to leave their country and seek help, food and refuge elsewhere — but al-Shabaab, a terrorist organization that controls much of south-central Somalia, is making it virtually impossible. Infographic courtesy of OCHA.Currently, the......
Officials say AFRICOM security essential to aid delivery

Officials say AFRICOM security essential to aid delivery

US Army Captain Vincent Fry performs a check-up on a boy in Djibouti. Photo credit: Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Pratt/ US Air Force. At a recent Congressional hearing, chaired by Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4), officials said that despite difficulties with initial misconceptions, AFRICOM serves a vital role in security and aid ......
Transparency, the key to US-Africa trade

Transparency, the key to US-Africa trade

Photo Credit: Flickr stream of futureatlascom Trade = development, but only with transparency. Last month, at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about continuing challenges and new solutions for success in US-Africa trade relations. AGOA is a trade preference program ......
A look back at Cardin-Lugar on its one-year anniversary

A look back at Cardin-Lugar on its one-year anniversary

A year ago to this day, ONE celebrated the success of Congress in passing a new law to improve transparency in extractive industries. The Cardin-Lugar Transparency Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, as it is called, was supported by ONE members and Publish What You Pay, and sponsored b......
Senate honors World Malaria Day

Senate honors World Malaria Day

A few weeks ago, the US Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution to honor World Malaria Day, reaffirming US dedication to the fight against malaria (read more about malaria here). The resolution recognizes the importance of combating malaria and supports the goals of World Malaria Day, including ending deaths caused ......

Congress discusses funding for multilateral development banks

In a hearing last week, members of the House of Representatives discussed requests by the World Bank and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) for recapitalization and increases in US funding. MDBs are essential to international development efforts in providing grants and loans to the poorest countries in the world. The......

Congressional support helped win victory for vaccines

Help us thank Congress for their efforts to win a US pledge for vaccines that will save the lives of millions of children. On Monday morning, ONE members woke up to the fantastic news that the Obama administration had pledged $450 million over the next three years to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations…...