Woman from Gambia in a marketplace
Rose Johnson participated in a Catholic Relief Services project that supports people who have migrated and then returned to The Gambia. She is now training at the Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute and running her own shop to support her family.

Your voice will lead the way and make a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable sisters and brothers.

Why now? The House recently voted on and passed a fiscal year 2022 budget without cutting any poverty-reducing foreign aid. As the Senate deliberates on their budget bill, your voice is needed to help refugees and families on the move living in crowded settlements with little access to clean water and soap, space to social distance and other basic needs. 

How? By urging your members of Congress to respond to the needs of our human family and prevent further devastation around the world by providing international assistance to poverty-reducing programs.

Your voice will ensure they have access to needs like clean water, food, medical care and shelter. You will also be helping to build more just and peaceful societies to help end the leading cause of forced displacement—conflict.

This foreign aid funding is essential to protecting and creating opportunities for refugees and all people to not only survive, but thrive. Lift your voice!

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