Parked in Petworth. Photo by Ben Grossman-Cohen/Oxfam
“Oxfam’s Famine Food Truck is taking to the streets of Washington to raise awareness of the dire situation and to inspire action. Congress took an important step this month approving $990 million in emergency funding for famine relief, which will provide immediate relief for the next few months. Unfortunately though, famines don’t end with our fiscal years, and President Trump has proposed a budget for next year that would drastically cut both humanitarian and development assistance.
The proposed cuts would significantly hamper poverty-fighting programs around the world. From global health programs that fight HIV and malaria and provide maternal health services, to programs that help ensure girls can go to school and food security programs that can help prevent future famines. Elimination of these programs will hit the poorest and most vulnerable the hardest, sacrificing recent global progress and US global leadership in the process.
We’re asking Congress to reject the administration’s draconian cuts by protecting the international affairs budget. Join us by calling your representative and ask them to fully fund the international affairs budget at $60 billion. Millions of lives and American values are at stake.
Text FAMINE TRUCK to 97779 to be connected to your Member of Congress now!“