More Efforts Must Be Made To Address Root Causes Of Food Insecurity, U.S. Congress Members Say In Hearing
Devex: Tackling root problems critical in famine response
“Members of Congress on Thursday called for more political pressure to address the underlying conflicts that are creating famine and food insecurity and to ensure emergency aid is delivered. At a House Foreign Affairs Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations subcommittee hearing, chairman Rep. Chris Smith, a Republican from New Jersey, spoke of his recent trip to South Sudan and Uganda, where he met with aid workers who said that emergency relief and food aid is not enough. ‘We need to do more,’ he said. ‘We must focus on ending conflict.’ Rep. Ami Bera, a Democrat from California, echoed his sentiments…” (Saldinger, 6/16).