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Why There Are So Many International NGOs In Baltimore

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Credit: Bread for the World / Flickr / Creative CommonsNovember 6, 2013

Rajiv Shah, head of the United State Agency for International Development, or USAID, has spoken in many settings about his goal of ending desperate poverty in the world by 2030.

This week, Shah brought his message to a gathering in Baltimore that doesn’t see him face to face very often, but can be crucial to achieving his goals, including eradicating poverty. Baltimore is home to many more non-profit organizations, NGOs, in the lingo of international development, than you’d expect in a mid-size post-industrial city.

So, we ask a couple of them to tell us who they are and what impact they’re having. Sean Callahan is Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Relief Services, the official humanitarian agency of Catholics in the U.S. And, Constantine Triantafilou is Executive Director and CEO of International Orthodox Christian Charities.


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