I am joining with CARE Action advocates to urge you to support full implementation of the Global Food Security Act and full funding for the programs it authorizes. This will ensure that we keep our commitment to fighting food insecurity and malnutrition around the world.
Nearly 800 million people -- including tens of millions of children -- suffer from chronic hunger. In fact, hunger and malnutrition kill more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The Global Food Security Act is a budget neutral law that produced the Global Food Security Strategy, a comprehensive plan that demands effective and sustainable programs to tackle hunger and build on what we know works, including investments in women and smallholder farmers.