Congresswoman Urges US To Lead Drought And Famine Relief In Africa
Congresswoman Urges US to Lead Drought and Famine Relief in Africa
Political and humanitarian leaders gathered Tuesday on Capitol Hill to call for action to prevent a looming humanitarian disaster in parts of Africa.
The event was hosted by Rep. Karen Bass, D-Ca., who said the United States needs to get off the sidelines and lead an international effort to help the estimated 20 million people in Africa and Yemen who are threatened with food insecurity.
“This is what I perceive as the beginning of a campaign,” Bass told VOA Somali Service. “This is not just an event where we’re educated and we go off and do other things.”
Bass and …