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Global Food Security Act Of 2016 Will Help U.S., World Make Progress Toward Ending Hunger, Malnutrition

Huffington Post: Congress Takes Bipartisan Stand Against Global Hunger
Lindsay Coates, president of InterAction

“…The Global Food Security Act … is an exciting step forward in building the political will needed to end global hunger and malnutrition. Utilizing new approaches and the knowledge and commitment of a diverse coalition, the act will leverage our country’s efforts under a comprehensive government strategy to combat hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. It also promotes country ownership and accountability in the countries where we work … Today’s action by Congress ensures that the United States will continue to play a leadership role in the effort to ensure that families around the globe are hunger free in the decades to come…” (7/7).

Devex: Now is the time for the U.S. to change its approach to food security
Hugh Evans, co-founder of Global Citizen and the Global Citizen Festival, and Michele Sullivan, president of the Caterpillar Foundation

“…The Global Food Security Act will improve food and nutrition security for millions of individuals worldwide by taking a comprehensive and strategic approach to U.S. foreign assistance programs focusing on hunger. … The act is a true example of how global citizens, civil society, and policymakers from both sides of the political aisle can come together to make the world a stronger and better place. The legislation is also a shining representation of what a 21st century aid strategy, with the U.S. working alongside governments from around the world, can look like. Let’s get this bill on the books and get vital nutrition to those who need it the most” (7/7).

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