This resolution would express the sense of the House of Representatives that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) should increase emergency funding by $100 million to respond to the famine in South Sudan and provide emergency food assistance. It also calls on the government of South Sudan to declare a ceasefire to allow food and supplies to reach civilians affected by the famine in addition to allowing immediate and unrestricted access to the famine-stricken region.
The House would condemn all threats of violence against civilians and aid workers in South Sudan. It would also express support for U.S. government efforts to work with partners in the international community to provide humanitarian access to famine-stricken areas and encourage greater diplomatic pressure on the parties to Sudan’s conflict in order to stop the violence and allow humanitarian access.
As a simple resolution, this legislation would only receive a vote in the House and wouldn’t have the force of law.