Open Letter from 40 Organizations Supporting U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Accounts

 

The 40 organizations that signed this open letter are urging Congress to ensure that funding levels approved for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 are commensurate with humanitarian need. There is deep concern that current resource levels for humanitarian assistance are not sufficient, which will prove harmful to both U.S. interests and millions of vulnerable people requiring lifesaving assistance.

Humanitarian needs resulting from conflicts and natural disasters around the world have increased dramatically over the course of the last year. "With more people displaced by conflict around the world than at any other point in the last 15 years, we simply cannot afford to step back our humanitarian assistance programs now," the letter reads.