Washington, DC – As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to testify on the administration’s budget, a leading group of humanitarian, development and global health organizations are releasing new data that shows just how devastating these proposed cuts to the United States’ foreign aid budget would be to millions of people in the poorest countries.
World Vision calls for immediate action as the one millionth South Sudanese refugee enters Uganda this week.
“There are more refugees in the world today than at any time since World War II. Today’s refugee crisis is a global catastrophe,” said World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns. “It’s also a catastrophe for children. Regardless of where you look—the Middle East or East Africa—more than half the refugees you see are children. We can’t sit on the sidelines when there are so many innocent people in desperate need.”
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The Government of Uganda and the World Food Program (WFP) have yet again been forced to provide only partial food rations for refugees in the West Nile region of Uganda. The West Nile area is currently hosting more than 900,000 South Sudanese refugees, and is struggling amid funding shortages for refugee interventions.
Facing the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, World Vision is joining with other faith-based groups who are calling on Christians around the world to act on behalf of millions in danger of starving to death.