Congress has been quickly passing legislation to respond to the growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first and third emergency packages also included initial funding, roughly $2 billion, to support preparedness and humanitarian efforts abroad. While Congress continues to prioritize U.S. domestic needs in the next supplemental package, Congress and the Administration recognize that to address COVID-19 we need to resolve the pandemic everywhere, which includes U.S. global leadership in providing additional funds for poverty-reducing humanitarian and development assistance.
This document is designed to provide background information about this critical piece of legislation that can help address malnutrition and forced displacement. Use it to help you take action and communicate with the offices of your members of Congress.
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