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Frances Simpson-Allen is Programme Management Officer in the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth at the United Nations. She previously worked on the global launch of the Sustainable Development Goals as coordinator of the Post-2015 Strategy Hub in the United Nations Secretary General's office. Simpson-Allen worked on the global campaign to "crowd-source" the Sustainable Development Goals, leading on technology and innovation partnerships as lead consultant with the United Nations Millennium Campaign. Before that, Simpson-Allen served as an organizing fellow for Obama for America in 2012. She is a board member of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Young Leaders. She attends Middle Collegiate Church.
Afghanistan would be considered likely to have high rates of hunger because at least two of the major causes of global hunger affect it—armed conflict and fragile governmental institutions.
Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all preventable deaths among children under 5. Every year, the world loses hundreds of thousands of young children and babies to hunger-related causes.
Bread for the World is calling on the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to build a better 1,000-Days infrastructure in the United States.
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to respond to changes in need, making it well suited to respond to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition.
In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.