U.S. Food Aid Reform Could Improve Efficiency Of Assistance Delivery, U.S. Senators Say After Visit To Refugee Settlement In Uganda
Associated Press: U.S. senators say food aid constraints delay help amid famine
“As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of ‘America First,’ two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan’s famine and civil war. Following a visit to the world’s largest refugee settlement in northern Uganda with the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee [Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)], Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware told the Associated Press on Saturday that the U.S. ‘can deliver more food aid at less cost’ through foreign food aid reform…” (Lynch, 4/15).