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MEDIA ADVISORY

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

AUDIO PRESS BRIEFING ON HAITI TODAY, THURSDAY, JAN 28 AT 1PM EST


U.S. NGOs Share Details of Progress and Challenges in Haiti

Washington, DC (January 28, 2010)—For the first time since the earthquake, U.S. humanitarian relief
organizations will convene to share details of their work in Haiti. More than 80 from within the
InterAction alliance of 190 U.S.-based NGOs are currently working in the country, and these groups—
many of them with decades of working in Haiti—have raised $350 million from the American public to
support their work. Dial into an audio press briefing today 1pm EST to hear what field experts have to
say about aid coordination and delivery issues, including:

Food distribution
Shelter - camp conditions
Orphans - and their protection
Health risks to children in camps
Rescue and recovery
Lessons learned from previous disasters

CALL-IN INFORMATION
U.S. Toll Free: 888-299-4099
Canadian Toll Free: 866-682-1172
International Toll: 302-709-8337
Verbal Passcode (to be given to the operator): VC27526

SPEAKERS
Mario Flores, Director, Disaster Response Field Operations, Habitat for Humanity
Amy Gaver, Director of International Response and Program Integration, American Red Cross
Lane Hartill, (from Port-au-Prince) Communications Officer, Catholic Relief Services
Edward Brown, Senior Director of Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs, World Vision
Kathryn Bolles, Director of Emergency Health and Nutrition, Save the Children
Samuel A. Worthington , President and CEO, InterAction
James Bishop, Vice President Humanitarian Policy and Practice, InterAction (Moderator)

Other experts from within the InterAction alliance will also be on the line to answer your questions.
This list of organizations includes: American Refugee Committee, Action Against Hunger, American
Jewish World Service, CARE, Concern Worldwide U.S., Handicap International, Hands On Disaster
Response, Lutheran World Relief, Management Sciences for Health, Mercy Corps, Plan USA and others.
A regularly updated list of agencies responding to the crisis in Haiti is available at:
http://www.interaction.org/crisis-list/earthquake-haiti

More information about how the InterAction alliance is responding in Haiti is also available on the
website at: http:/www.interaction.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.