CURRENT ISSUES

END PREVENTABLE DEATHS OF MOTHERS & CHILDREN BY 2030

END PREVENTABLE DEATHS OF MOTHERS & CHILDREN BY 2030

PROTECT CHILDREN FROM VIOLENCE AND EXPLOITATION

PROTECT CHILDREN FROM VIOLENCE AND EXPLOITATION

INCREASE HUMANITARIAN AID TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FLEEING WAR IN SYRIA

INCREASE HUMANITARIAN AID TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FLEEING WAR IN SYRIA

EDUCATION FOR ALL

EDUCATION FOR ALL

OUR FOCUS

Poverty-focused foreign assistance

While most Americans estimate that foreign assistance comprises 26% of the U.S. budget, it actually accounts for less than 1% of federal spending — but positively impacts millions who live in extreme poverty globally. Each dollar translates into lives saved for those who live in poverty.

Refugees

Currently, one in every 113 people in the world is a refugee, and the conflict in Syria has contributed to the largest refugee crisis since WWII. We’re educating members of Congress about the refugees’ realities in the region and working to maximize humanitarian aid to those in desperate need.

Child protection

Globally, 85 million children are trapped in dirty, dangerous, and degrading jobs – including nearly 8 million in forced labor. We work to promote U.S. foreign policies that protect vulnerable children from exploitation, forced labor, human trafficking, and violence. As a community we speak out to prevent policies that could result in their undue harm to children.

Healthy moms and babies

Every day, nearly 16,000 children under the age of 5 die from preventable causes. Pregnancy and childbirth claim the lives of nearly 300,000 mothers a year. We advocate for U.S. legislation that will help improve the health of mothers and young children where access to life-saving care is limited.

FAITH & ACTION

FOR LIFE IN ALL ITS FULLNESS