The world is currently facing unprecedented humanitarian needs. The conflict in Ukraine has passed its one-year anniversary, Turkey and Syria are recovering from the effects of a devastating series of earthquakes, communities are still reeling from the socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and global hunger rates continue to rise.
The President’s Budget Request for fiscal year 2024, which was released last week, includes funding for critical areas such as food security, climate change adaptation, and peacebuilding programs.
We applaud the Biden administration’s recognition of growing international needs while acknowledging how much work is left to be done in improving the resilience of communities around the world to be able to withstand future shocks and stresses.
In order to fully support populations around the world that bear the most serious impacts of several compounding crises, the U.S. must continue to step up its investments in foreign assistance.
As decisions around a final budget are negotiated in the House and Senate, urge your representative to maintain robust levels of humanitarian and development assistance in the fiscal year 2024 budget.
Here is the letter we’ll send to Congress on your behalf: