Washington, D.C., November 14, 2023 – Today, Bread for the World joined with other partners in urging Congress to pass the Biden administration’s supplemental humanitarian aid funding request. The administration is asking for $10.905 billion in humanitarian aid.
In addition to funding for Ukraine, the Middle East, and Taiwan, the supplemental aid will also provide and help to sustain critical bilateral support and multilateral financing to other countries in crisis, including hunger hotspots such as Sudan, Somalia, and Armenia.
The following statement can be attributed to Rev. Eugene Cho, president and CEO of Bread for the World:
“It is vital that Congress pass the Biden administration’s supplemental humanitarian aid request. The world is experiencing the worst hunger crisis in a generation. As many as 783 million people are facing chronic hunger and 129,000 people are expected to experience famine in Burkina Faso, Mali, Somalia, and South Sudan.
“Without these supplemental humanitarian funds USAID and the World Bank will be forced to drastically cut funding from multiple ongoing crises, leaving hundreds of thousands of people at risk of malnutrition and death. We cannot stand by and let that happen.
“’Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.’ (Proverbs 3:27 NIV).”
Bread for the World is a Christian advocacy organization urging U.S. decision makers to do all they can to pursue a world without hunger