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Time.com: You Probably Missed The Big Story Buried In The Latest Trump Leaks

Heather Higginbottom, CARE Chief Operating Officer 
Heather Higginbottom, CARE Chief Operating Officer 

In an online TIME op-ed, Heather Higginbottom, CARE’s chief operating officer, seized on the leaked transcripts of President Trump’s call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – and her own role in negotiating the refugee agreement discussed in that call – to examine the current refugee and hunger crises getting scant attention in the media. Higginbottom also drew from a recent trip to Uganda to put a human face on what is now the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis.   “One woman I met, Janet, had 11 children to care for — her own four, four were the children of other relatives who couldn’t make the journey, as well as three malnourished children of her brother who was slaughtered in the war,” she wrote. “But Americans can’t solve a crisis they don’t know about. Sensationalism and sound bites can’t feed Janet’s children and the millions like her — only we can.”

Read the op-ed here


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