H.Res. 361 (112th): Concerning efforts to provide humanitarian relief to mitigate the effects of drought and avert famine in the Horn of Africa, particularly Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Kenya.

Jul 20, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Donald Payne
Representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district
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Jul 20, 2011
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This resolution was introduced on July 20, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 20, 2011
Referred to Committee Jul 20, 2011

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57 cosponsors (57D) (show)

House Foreign Affairs

Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

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Commends: (1) the Administration for providing assistance in response to the drought and famine-like conditions in the Horn of Africa, and (2) the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for providing assistance in Somalia in order to mitigate conflict and promote stability.
Encourages international humanitarian organizations to continue to provide food and humanitarian assistance to the regions in need, mindful of the need for relief workers' safety.
Calls on: (1) the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) and other local Somali authorities to make additional efforts to provide support and humanitarian relief to the people of Somalia; and (2) the U.S. government and the international community to remain focused on those most vulnerable to the current drought and famine-like conditions, especially women and children.
Encourages increased water conservation.
Reaffirms the commitment of the United States to promoting the safety, health, and well-being of refugees around the world.

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