Trampling on the poor

Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach reflects on foreign aid budget for PeaceSigns:

USAID supported greenhouses allow farmers in Afghanistan like Mola Shah Goel to grow fruits and vegetables for sale year round.

It is unconscionable that every five seconds in this world a child dies from hunger-related causes, while some of us have such wealth. It is unconscionable that assistance to those living in poverty overseas–already a tiny 1 percent of the budget–will be cut even more, while policymakers fight to keep funding for their favorite weapons systems at the Pentagon.

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