Global Response Needed For South Sudan Famine

Global Response Needed For South Sudan Famine

By Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.)

Congresswoman Karen Bass represents California’s 37th Congressional District.

On February 20, 2017, the United Nations declared a state of famine in South Sudan. Man-made crisis and conflict had left 4.9 million in need of urgent food assistance and at least 100,000 in immediate danger of death by starvation.
Since then, our country has made progress in aiding those in need, not only in South Sudan, but in Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia. At the end of April, the House of Representatives passed a resolution I authored urging the Trump Administration to release supplemental funding and call for a ceasefire …

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