July 8, 2017

Bread for the World Responds To Trump’s Announcement of Famine Relief

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Washington, D.C. – President Trump announced the release of $639 million in humanitarian aid at the G20 Summit today.

This statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:

“We welcome President Trump’s attention to the global humanitarian crisis, but he was announcing aid that Congress approved months ago and that his administration has delayed. Twenty million people in famine countries are at risk of starvation, so the delay has been inexcusable.

“The administration is pushing to cut all foreign assistance by more than one third, including drastic cuts to food aid and disaster assistance.”

“We urge President Trump to provide real leadership for the international response to this year’s outbreak of famine and to continue U.S. support of the world’s overall progress toward the end of hunger and extreme poverty.”

“We thank members of Congress from both parties for increasing humanitarian aid in the FY 2017 budget despite the President’s call for reduced funding.”

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For Faith

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  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

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