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Aid Groups, Former U.S. Officials Warn Cuts To Foreign Aid Could Have Wide-Ranging Impacts

Financial Times: Aid officials sound warning on Trump’s proposed cuts “U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash overseas aid risk destabilizing the world’s most fragile nations and inflaming extremism, aid groups and former U.S. officials warn. … His planned cuts come at a time when the U.N. is warning that…

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Former South Carolina Governor David Beasley To Lead World Food Programme

Devex: U.N. selects David Beasley, Trump supporter and former U.S. politician, to lead WFP “David Beasley, a Republican politician from South Carolina, will lead the World Food Programme as its new executive director, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General José Graziano da Silva confirmed in…

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President Trump Should Address Looming Famine In Africa, Middle East Nations As National Security Threat

Financial Times: The famine abroad that Donald Trump fails to notice Edward Luce, Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times “…The cable channels are so busy feasting on President Donald Trump they have scant airtime for starvation. … The more time everyone spends reacting to his tweets, the less…

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With U.S. Budget Pressures, FBOs Will Play More Vital Role In Expanding U.S. Efforts To Alleviate Poverty, Global Hunger

Chicago Council on Foreign Affairs: Guest Commentary — Not Your Grandma’s FBO: Today’s Faith-Based Organizations Play A Key Role In Global Food Security Daniel Speckhard, president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, discusses the role of faith-based organizations in working to alleviate poverty and food insecurity globally, writing, “As U.S.…

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In Testimony To U.S. House Subcommittee, Experts Express Concerns Over Proposed Cuts To Programs Providing East African Food, Humanitarian Assistance; Rep. Smith Pledges Continued Funding

VOA News: Experts Concerned by Potential Cuts to Lifesaving USAID Programs “A U.S. congressional committee heard complaints Tuesday that USAID programs are at risk of getting ‘slashed’ or ‘eliminated’ under the proposed budget from the White House, during a time when the threat of famine in East Africa is the…

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Aid Groups, U.N. Respond To Cholera Outbreak, Severe Food Shortages In Somalia; 6M People In Need Of Emergency Assistance

Al Jazeera: Somalia faces major cholera outbreak “The United Nations has raised alarm over a major outbreak of cholera in southern Somalia. Aid groups are already scrambling to help people suffering from severe drought and mass malnutrition. The U.N. is urging immediate action and aid to avert the crisis. Al…

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About 22M Children In Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen At Risk Of Starvation Without Aid, UNICEF Warns

U.N. News Centre: Around 22 million children could soon starve without urgent aid, UNICEF warns “Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) [Tuesday] warned, urgently calling for nearly $255 million to respond to immediate needs…

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Both Political Will, Foreign Assistance Critical To Address Underlying Causes Of Conflict, Humanitarian Crises

IRIN: Famine in Somalia: Twice in six years? Daniel Maxwell, Henry J. Leir professor in food security at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and acting director of the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University, and colleagues “…Humanitarian budgets have grown in recent years, but have not kept…

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U.N. Declares Worst Humanitarian Crisis Since WWII As Famine Threatens 4 Nations In Africa, Middle East, Trump Administration Proposes Cuts To Foreign Aid

Associated Press: Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid “The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role…

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U.S. Humanitarian Aid Investments Prevent Global Destabilization

NJ.com: Trump cuts food aid while kids starve. And how do you bomb Ebola? Star-Ledger Editorial Board “Donald Trump seems to think that every problem has a military solution. But it was military and national security experts who gave the most full-throated defense of the foreign aid budget, which he’s…

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