July 21, 2016

U.S. Contributions Key to Ending Hunger and Poverty

Washington, D.C. – Following today’s White House Summit on Global Development, Bread for the World says that U.S. government contributions to global development, along with bipartisan support for them, mean it is possible to end hunger and poverty in our lifetime. 
 
“The United States has made tremendous progress in its global development efforts, helping to improve the lives of millions of families worldwide,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “These bipartisan achievements will contribute to the virtual end of hunger and poverty in our lifetime. Our successes are an example of what cooperation across the aisle can accomplish.”  

During the Obama administration, the U.S. government has been instrumental in helping the world get back on track toward ending hunger and poverty. Programs such as Feed the Future have helped energize global efforts to achieve a world free of hunger, poverty, and malnutrition. Last year alone, the U.S. government and its partners helped improve the nutrition of 18 million children. 

However, the world continues to face many challenges, notably “fragile” states and the surge of forced migration. Just as the Obama administration built on the successes of the Bush administration’s global development initiatives, the aim of this summit was to convene key stakeholders to continue the development gains that have been made over the past seven and a half years.  

“While we have made significant progress, there is much work left to be done,” added Beckmann

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