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Nasserie Carew, 202-552-6561 (Office), 202-341-3814 (Cell),


InterAction Member Organizations Have Committed and Raised a Total of $350 Million

Washington, DC (January 28, 2010)—U.S.-based international NGOs are making a positive impact in Haiti
as it recovers from its worst earthquake in more than 200 years. In an effort to illustrate that impact,
InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian
nongovernmental organizations, has launched the Haiti Earthquake Relief Barometer.

This barometer, which currently registers just over $350 million in donations from the American public,
will track private donations to the more than 80 InterAction member organizations working in Haiti. As
with InterAction’s first barometer in 2005, the Tsunami Relief Barometer , this barometer is a graphic
representation of support for U.S. NGOs helping Haiti’s earthquake victims. It reflects aggregate totals,
not donations to individual groups, and will be updated weekly. The total given is also an estimate, as
numbers are changing daily and sometimes hourly.

In addition to the barometer, InterAction has developed an NGO Impact in Haiti Factsheet to offer some
specific details about the scope of member organizations’ work in Haiti, organized a twitter feed to stay
up-to-date on recovery efforts and pulled together an assortment of related documents.

A regularly updated list of agencies responding to the crisis in Haiti is available at:

Read more about what InterAction members are doing in Haiti at:

InterAction has also developed guidelines on the most appropriate ways to help those affected by
overseas disasters:


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.