The lives of some 20 million people are at risk in South Sudan, Yemen, northeast Nigeria, and Somalia as they face starvation and extreme levels of hunger. Many of these people have been forced from their homes and their livelihoods, and don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
In May, Congress agreed to provide $990 million in emergency funding for famine response. This funding will save millions of lives, but more resources are desperately needed. Ask the White House to fully fund food aid, and end the needless suffering of millions.
The situations in these four countries are human-made. Conflict and drought are to blame. Women and children are particularly vulnerable to violence, hunger and disease.
G20 leaders, including the U.S, must act now. Life-saving funds are in critical need by agencies on the front lines of this fight to save lives against the sweeping tide of starvation. The World Food Programme needs $1 billion to provide life-saving assistance. The United Nations needs $4.9 billion overall.
Call on the U.S government to fully fund food aid and help to fight famine.