Tell Your Senators To Increase Humanitarian Aid

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Mercy Corp remind us  in their  recent action alert that more than 50 million people across the world have fled their homes — the greatest number of global refugees since World War II.

Massive crises such as those in Syria, the Central African Republic and South Sudan are exhausting the capacity of humanitarian actors to respond. In such desperate times, it’s essential that Congress increase funding for humanitarian aid — millions of lives depend on it. 

As the conflicts continue to rage in these regions, millions more face illness, starvation and death. Their only hope is that compassionate citizens around the world will find in their heart to come to their rescue. 

Tell your Senators to increase humanitarian aid. South Sudan, over half of the people do not have enough to eat. At the same time, cholera and other water-borne diseases threaten to spread faster than aid agencies can respond.

Armed conflict and heavy rains have grounded flights and made many roads impassable for months, severely limiting the ability of humanitarian organizations to transport lifesaving supplies.

The South Sudanese people want nothing more than to restart their lives. Mothers and fathers want their children to go to school. Families want to plant seeds and crops, to earn a living. They need a respite from violence, from the struggle to survive… they need a future.

Around the world, millions of innocent civilians are trapped in complex crises like this one, forced by violence to leave their homes and face danger, uncertainty and even death.

Action is needed now — tell the Senate that there is no time to wait .

Thank you for making your voice heard on behalf of children and their families in the world’s toughest places.

Source: Mercy Corp Action Alert

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