Faith-Based Coalition for Global Nutrition FY 2019 Request
September 5, 2018
CCIH joined others in the faith community in signing a letter to the leadership of the U.S. Senate and House Appropriations Committees and State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee thanking them for their leadership on global food security and nutrition, and commitment to protect and strengthen critical funding for programs that curb hunger and malnutrition in the FY 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) appropriations bill. The letter stated that our faith compels us to work to eliminate the structural causes of hunger, malnutrition, and poverty, and to promote improved health and development for the world’s poorest. The letter requested that funding levels in the FY 2019 SFOPS bill will fund the Nutrition sub-account at the $145 million level included in the House SFOPS bill because investments in nutrition are the most cost-effective way to ensure children have a chance to survive and thrive, as malnutrition is responsible for almost half of all deaths of children under the age of five.
See The Letter