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CARE Statement on Trump Administration’s recent threats to retaliate against countries that voted against the U.S. declaration of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Credit: Josh Estey/CARE
Credit: Josh Estey/CARE

WASHINGTON (Dec. 21, 2017) — CARE is deeply concerned by the Trump Administration’s recent stance that countries should not receive U.S. development assistance because of their differing views on the location of the U.S. embassy in Israel.
While any such move will be subject to congressional checks and balances, CARE believes that American leadership is reflected by full funding for international programs, particularly where there is the greatest need.
U.S. foreign assistance has saved lives, reduced poverty and limits the spread of disease; and in turn creates a safer, stronger, and more prosperous world.

About CARE:
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special emphasis on working alongside poor women and girls because equipped with the proper resources they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. Last year, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached more than 80 million people around the world. To learn more, please visit www.care.org and www.care-international.org.

Media Contact:
Nicole Harris, 404-735-0871, nharris@care.org

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