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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tawana Jacobs, 202-552-6534 (Office), 202-297-1696 (Cell), tjacobs@interaction.org


Nasserie Carew, 202-552-6561 (Office), 202-341-3814 (Cell), ncarew@interaction.org

INTERACTION MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS RESPOND TO THE EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI

Washington, DC (January 13, 2010)— Several of InterAction’s 190 member organizations are working to
provide humanitarian assistance in Haiti as it copes with the after effects of its worst earthquake in 200
years. Comprehensive reports of casualties, damage and needs are not yet available. Many of the
agencies working in the country are currently focused on assisting with recovery efforts and assessing
their organizational capacities – equipment, personnel and structural – as they have also been impacted
by the earthquake.

InterAction is coordinating with these member organizations— many with years of experience working
within the country—to provide up-to-date information about who is responding to the crisis and how.

A regularly updated list of agencies responding to the crisis in Haiti is available at:
http://www.interaction.org/crisis-list/earthquake-haiti

InterAction has also developed guidelines on the most appropriate ways to help those affected by
overseas disasters: http://www.interaction.org/how-help

For more information about appropriate disaster relief volunteering offers, visit the Center for
International Disaster Information’s website: www.cidi.org

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InterAction is the largest alliance US-based nongovernmental international humanitarian relief and development
organizations with 190 members. Our members operate in every developing country, working with local
communities to overcome poverty and suffering by helping to improve their quality of life.