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CARE USA condemns massive cuts to U.S. foreign assistance in House-passed FY24 SFOPS bill

June 26, 2023, Washington, D.C.:

With as many as 828 million people facing chronic hunger and 117 million people forcibly displaced from their homes, CARE USA expresses deep concern regarding legislation that would gut critical U.S. foreign assistance funding designed to help fight poverty and build global resilience. In response, CARE Vice President of U.S. Programs and Policy Ritu Sharma said:

“CARE is deeply disturbed by the House Subcommittee-passed version of the FY24 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations (SFOPS) bill. This legislation would gut the foreign assistance allocation by over 30% at a time when the US presence in the world is vital, we have the worst global hunger crisis in decades, and record levels of mass migration. The House SFOPS bill takes particular aim at initiatives that support women and girls by failing to fund the Office of Global Women’s Issues and cutting in half funding for family planning, which helps women worldwide bear children safely. CARE urges Congress to reject this harmful legislation and pass an SFOPS bill that fully funds foreign assistance at FY23 levels at a minimum. Now is not the time for the US to shrink from the world.”

For more information please contact:

Anisa Husain
CARE Press Officer



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