Take Action: Tell your Member of Congress that you support U.S. foreign assistance

Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to speak to your Members of Congress and share your views directly with their staff ▸

The U.S. government spends less than 1 percent of American taxpayer money on foreign aid. At the same time, the number of people affected by humanitarian crises has almost doubled in the past decade.

The United Nations has documented that in 2015 over 59.5 million people - the highest number since World War II - are displaced from their homes and urgently need humanitarian assistance to survive.

The President's budget request slashes the foreign aid budget by nearly a third. These cuts, if enacted, will have real world impacts. Learn more about what these cuts will mean to the world's most vulnerable people.

Read our statement on the House State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee's low funding allocation that will squeeze humanitarian and development funding across the board.

Now more than ever, U.S. foreign aid is playing a strategic role not only in saving lives but also catalyzing partnerships with local leaders, foundations, the private sector and other governments.