Woman in field holding jug of water
Thanks to programs funded by U.S. international humanitarian assistance, families displaced by conflict can receive essential household items like beans, cooking oil, blankets, mosquito nets and soap. Photo by Mabel Chenjoh/CRS

We have great news! Recently, Congress passed a supplemental bill that includes more than $9 billion to address urgent humanitarian needs around the globe, including in places like Ukraine, Gaza, Sudan and Central America.  

The humanitarian assistance included in this bill is a significant achievement—it’s one of the highest amounts of humanitarian aid ever included in a supplemental bill. This funding will support families experiencing acute food insecurity, conflict and poverty by providing access to: 

  • Basic necessities, like food, clean water, shelter and health care. 
  • Continued education for children and trauma healing. 
  • Livelihood training. 
  • Resources to bounce back after a disaster.  

You lifted your voice on this critical issue. Your actions made a difference for our sisters and brothers around the world.  

Now, you can send a message to your members of Congress, thanking them for supporting this vital humanitarian assistance. Showing appreciation is a simple but effective way to build relationships with your members—leading to more influence over time on the issues you care about. 

Thank you for your continued voice and support to ensure our global family members can lead safe and dignified lives!