Urge key members of Congress to help relieve the suffering of millions of people around the world
Thank you for your support of this urgent issue. Congress recently passed the FY 2010 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill. Thanks in part to your advocacy, Congress approved $2.8 billion for humanitarian and reconstruction, debt relief, and food assistance for Haiti. The amount was significantly more than we requested.
Of the $1.597 billion we requested for global emergency needs, Congress approved $165 million for migration and refugee assistance and $460 million for International Disaster Assistance. Although the amounts allocated for global emergency needs did not reach the levels CRS and USCCB had requested, the additional funds are welcome and will save lives and help protect human dignity.
We will continue to focus on efforts to ensure that our brothers and sisters in need around the world receive the assistance they need. Please join us in our efforts by advocating for these other global issues:
Tell Congress: I care about peace in the Central African Republic!
Urge Congress to ensure that the United States plays a significant leadership role in bringing about an end to the conflict and assists in promoting lasting peace and prosperity.
Urge Your Representative to Support the Girls Count Act!
Follow Pope Francis' call "to welcome and treasure our children, who bring so much life, joy and hope to the world".
Congress: Now is the Time to Protect Vulnerable Children!
Add your voice to the call to help children and families in need today!
You Can Help Bring About Peace in the Holy Land!
There is no better time than now to pray and work for peace for our brothers and sisters living in the Holy Land.
Congress Must Do More to Help Syrian & Iraqi Refugees!
Urge your members of Congress to support legislation that will help Syrian and Iraqi Refugees and poor people worldwide!
Welcome Your Members of Congress!
It's a new year and a new session of Congress, which means now is the perfect time to connect with your members of Congress.