World Refugee Day (June 20) calls us to action to feed war and disaster victims who have been forced to flee their homes.
The United States must lead by increasing funding for food aid programs, not eliminate them as proposed by the Trump administration in its budget proposal.
See my full column at the Huffington Post:
World Refugee Day (June 20) is a call to action to help millions of innocent civilians displaced by war. The UN Refugee Agency says 59.5 million people have been forcibly displaced by conflict and persecution. We have not seen these numbers of refugees since World War II.
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On World Refugee Day, displaced persons in Kenya are having their food rations reduced because of low funding. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says that refugees from the wars in Somalia and South Sudan will receive 30 percent less food.
Read the full article at Examiner.
Many of us are in the heat of summer right now. Imagine having to trek for hours or even days in that hot sun with no food or water. Imagine fleeing for your life because of a war that has engulfed your own community.
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