In Senate Committee Hearing, Experts Urge U.S. To Take Action To Alleviate Hunger Crises Affecting 20M People Worldwide
Devex: Senate hearing urges diplomatic pressure in famine response
“In a Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing room lined with large printed photographs of starving children, experts discussed how the United States can help mitigate famine and near-famine crises affecting 20 million people across the globe. Washington can help meet current needs as well [as] address underlying conflicts driving much of the food insecurity, they said. The hearing focused on Yemen, one of four countries that the United Nations has described as facing famine-like conditions, along with South Sudan, Somalia, and northern Nigeria…” (Saldinger, 7/19).