UKRAINE CONFLICT CONTRIBUTING TO WORSENING GLOBAL HUNGER CRISIS - DEMAND Senate ACT
Right now in this world of plenty, 50 million people are on the brink of starvation in 45 countries. Conflict, Covid-19, and climate change were driving up hunger in parts of Africa and the Middle East before the conflict in Ukraine began. Now, without Ukraine's agricultural exports, the hunger crisis has gone from bad to worse. Stronger food systems could have prevented this crisis. Congress must act quickly to end this tragedy and prevent future crises by investing in global food security.
Congress has made a promising start by approving emergency global hunger funding and The House has reauthorized the Global Food Security Act (GFSA). The Senate should now take the next step by reauthorizing the GFSA and send it to President Biden to sign. This program works to empower farmers in low-income countries to adapt to climate change, provide greater opportunities to women producers, prepare for market disruptions, and boost productivity. A continued investment in the GFSA will allow more farmers to be ready for the next drought, flood, or distant conflict. The climate crisis is already here, and it’s worsening inequality and driving millions to the brink of starvation.
We can’t wait for crises to get this bad before we act - which is why we must tackle the hunger crisis now and invest in long-term solutions to prevent it from worsening in years to come.
Sign your name to tell the Senate urgent action is needed now to save lives. Now is not the time to maintain the status quo - it’s time to invest more in food security.
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