Letter To OMB Acting Director From 40 Organizations Supporting U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Accounts


In this letter, 40 NGOs urge Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeffrey Zients to take steps to increase the humanitarian accounts to levels approved by the relevant Senate committees for FY2013, as the current Continuing Resolution expires. Should another Continuing Resolution be passed, the organizations say, these accounts should be adjusted to reflect needs which have increased dramatically from when the FY 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act was passed by Congress on December 23, 2011.

Several emergencies have intensified over the course of the current year and present new needs that were not anticipated when the President sent his FY 2013 budget to Congress on Monday, February 13, 2012, according to the letter.