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 to Set the Table to End Hunger!
Join Pope Francis' call to action so our brothers and sisters here and around the world have enough nutritious food
Protect Vulnerable Filipinos
Urgent Action Needed Now: Call on Congress and the President to grant TPS to the Philippines!
Congress: Careless Cuts will Cost Lives!
Tell Congress to stop careless cuts that will cost lives today!
Raise your voice to help Syrian Refugees today!
Urge the President and Congress to do more to stop the violence and increase humanitarian assistance.
Urge Secretary of State Kerry to Pursue Peace in the Holy Land Today!
Speak Out to Support Peace in the Holy Land.