Washington, D.C., February 07, 2024 – Bread for the World released the following statement on the emergency supplemental humanitarian assistance package introduced in the Senate:
“Bread for the World is troubled by the politicization of humanitarian aid and access to crucial food aid when millions of children, elderly people, women, and men remain in dire need of emergency assistance. We are optimistic about the Senate measure which included more than $10 billion of humanitarian aid to families in need. At a time when global food insecurity is on the rise, we urge the House and Senate to work together expeditiously to pass a bill which includes an emergency supplemental package that addresses the ongoing USAID shortfall and provides lifesaving humanitarian assistance.
“’We must not withhold good from those whom it is due, when it is in our power to act,’ (Proverbs 3:27). It is incumbent upon the United States to do everything in its power, including providing humanitarian assistance and putting in place economic policies that will avert the further deepening of the global hunger crisis.”
Additional resources from Bread for the World on the supplemental humanitarian aid request: