Global poverty will increase this year — for the first time since 1998.
Coronavirus has spread to almost every country in the world. But people living in low-income countries are especially vulnerable to its impact given their countries do not have sufficient resources to support their health, economic, and social systems.
If we can help, we should — and as one of the richest countries on the planet, the US has the power to ensure that we are fighting this pandemic everywhere, not just in the US. This will ultimately make us all stronger.
US aid can help strengthen global health systems to address the threat of coronavirus and future pandemics, as well as respond to crises around food access, education, water and sanitation that have emerged.
Coronavirus knows no borders. No one will be safe from this virus until every country has the support they need to stop the spread of COVID-19. That is why the US must step up to save lives by supporting the global COVID-19 response.
This week, Congress is negotiating the level of funding it will provide to the global COVID-19 response Add your name today to call on Members of Congress to support a strong international response to coronavirus and to help ensure America is doing its part in the global fight to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the world’s poorest. Help us get to 5,000 signatures by Friday, when we aim to share the petition with Congress.