"In the coming months, members of Congress will decide how much to spend on U.S. foreign aid during the next budget year.xa0International aid makes up only about 1% of the federal budget — yet it provides lifesaving assistance to tens of millions of people in need.
But this critical investment is now at risk from enormous cuts that will put millions of lives in jeopardy and undo years of smart, non-partisan commitment to building a safer and more stable world.
Now is not the time to make cuts to U.S. foreign aid. So much is at stake: more than 65 million people are displaced from their homes, and just last month, the United Nations declared famine in parts of South Sudan — and warned that Nigeria, Yemen and Somalia are all at risk of the same fate.xa0A total of 20 million people are now on the brink of famine, and this is just the beginning.
But you can help.xa0Please sign our petition and tell your members of Congress to support the International Affairs Budget and honor our commitments to the world's most vulnerable people.
Your signature can help protect funding that is a lifeline for so many families at the very end of all hope.xa0Please, urge your member of Congress to make a stand for foreign aid today."