Advocacy

4/11/13

Analysis: Obama's 2014 Foreign Aid Budget Request

The Obama administration released its fiscal 2014 budget on Wednesday, totaling $52 billion in foreign assistance and support funding, a $2.4 billion decrease from fiscal 2012. In the document, U.S.

4/10/13

Obama's Budget Fixes America's Wacky Food Aid Program—Sort Of

Last week we delved into the weird world of U.S. food aid, in which almost all (90 percent) of the grains that starving people abroad get from U.S. relief groups are grown in the States, then packed, shipped, and distributed in disaster-stricken countries.

4/10/13

CARE Supports President Obama's Food Aid Reforms

In 2007, CARE, one of the largest poverty-fighting organizations in the world, gave up $45 million when the group stopped the inefficient practice of open market monetization.

 

4/10/13

Budget Proposes Shift in Providing Food Aid to Needy Nations

The Obama administration has proposed the first major change in three decades to the way the United States supplies food aid to impoverished nations, significantly scaling back the program that buys commodities from U.S. farmers and ships them to the needy overseas.

4/9/13

CRS Joins Major Relief Groups in Call for Food Aid Reform

Catholic Relief Services has joined other major humanitarian organizations in calling for constructive reforms in the United States’ food aid policy that insure a continuation of our nation’s historic support of the poor around the world.

4/5/13

U.S. Hopes to Donate Cash Instead of Food to Anti-Hunger Efforts

International anti-hunger activists expect the Obama administration to propose major reforms to its food aid efforts in which the United States would donate cash instead of shipping U.S.-grown food to trouble spots around the world.

4/5/13

Why Cash Vouchers Instead of Food? Insights Into CARE Lesotho's Emergency Relief

CARE Lesotho is currently distributing cash vouchers to 210 households affected by the current food crisis in Linakaneng and Moeketsane villages of Mokhotling district, North Eastern Lesotho. 

4/4/13

Obama Administration Seeks to Overhaul International Food Aid

An Obama administration plan to change the way the United States distributes its international food aid has touched off an intense lobbying campaign by a coalition of shipping companies, agribusiness and charitable groups who say the change will harm the nation’s economy and hamper efforts to fig

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