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U.S. Congress Includes $990M Additional Funding For Famine Relief In FY17 Budget Deal

Humanosphere: U.S. quietly boosts funding by $990 million to prevent historic famines
“A budget deal struck by the U.S. Congress [last] week to prevent a government shutdown was viewed as a rebuke to proposed cuts by the Trump administration. Both political parties agreed to continue funding existing programs and went a step further by providing $990 million in additional funds for international famine relief…” (Murphy, 5/5).