The best kept secret about U.S. relief and development aid is that it works
Churches and faith-based agencies like CWS are engaged in extensive relief and development efforts, but we cannot do it all. We need the U.S. government to continue to invest in humanitarian and poverty-focused development assistance to help end hunger.
Foreign assistance saves lives and bring new hope to millions of people while costing less than one percent of the U.S. federal budget. Since 1990, deaths of children under five have dropped from 12.6 million to 6.6 million – even with a growing global population.
Hunger and poverty-focused humanitarian and development assistance funds education, water and sanitation, agricultural and many other programs; which help communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve sustainable solutions.
This helps our global neighbors, and also benefits the U.S. by preventing future conflicts and creating a more secure and prosperous world for everyone.