Advocacy

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

4/4/13

Aid Groups: US Should Send Cash, Not Food, Abroad

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, former President Bill Clinton apologized for long championing food aid policies that helped Arkansas rice growers but made it harder for the impoverished country to grow its own crop.

3/26/13

The US Food Aid Industry: Food for Peace or Food for Profit?

On February 21st, 69 organizations submitted a letter to President Barack Obama in support of continued funding for Public Law 480 (also known as Food for Peace) and Food for Progress international food aid programs in the FY 2014 budget, and opposing rumored proposals to shift resources to local

2/27/13

Groups Applaud Potential Reforms to U.S. Food Aid

Advocacy groups working on global hunger and poverty are hailing rumoured proposals that would change the way the United States distributes its international food aid.

11/1/06

Facts About Children and Poverty

The Risks of Child Poverty

Poverty puts many children in jeopardy the second their lives begin. Every year, 7.6 million children die before they even reach age 5, many from causes that can be prevented with proper immunizations, proper nutrition and adequate water and sanitation. 

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