As we enter the seventh year of the Syrian conflict, children and families are still in danger — suffering through war and violence inside Syria and struggling to survive as refugees. And a new threat looms for Syrian families who have already lost almost everything: lifesaving humanitarian programs are at risk of massive cuts.
While only accounting for around 1% of the total federal budget, foreign assistance provides lifesaving assistance to tens of millions of vulnerable families around the world, including innocent families affected by the terrible ongoing conflict in Syria.
Foreign assistance not only funds diplomacy but also supports programs that can help reconcile communities, build peace across sectarian and political divides, and heal the wounds of war.
The U.S. Congress will soon be considering the overall foreign aid budget for fiscal year 2018. Please raise your voice to help ensure that any cuts proposed by the Trump Administration are not enacted. The U.S. must take a principled stand and continue its leadership role of protecting the most vulnerable families in need around the world.
Please add your signature to our petition urging Congress to maintain existing funding levels for foreign assistance. We must not turn our backs on Syrians and other suffering families in crisis around the world.