LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support emergency global funding for COVID-19 in CARES 2.0

I just want to express my support for increasing the international affairs budget. I believe that we can do better to achieve equal opportunities for all globally in the health sector, education and food security which in turn will reduce global poverty. As Borgen Project supporter, I would like to urge you, senators and house representatives in our state of Indiana to support at least $12 billion in the next emergency supplemental for the International Affairs Budget to fight COVID-19.

Admiral Stavridis and General Zinni Ret. said it best:

“No matter how successful we are in fighting the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic at home, we will never stop it unless we are also fighting it around the world.”

An investment in global health security is an investment in U.S. national security. If passed the bill will provide funds that are important to U.S. leadership in combating the COVID-19 pandemic globally and protecting the health, security and economic interest of all Americans. This will help in procuring personal protective equipment, face mask and hand sanitizers and help in food relief in developing countries where here say home orders but no provision of how people will survive in these hard times, the government does not have resources.

The proposed $12 billion would fund global health programs, direct economic relief and humanitarian aid in the developing world, the protection of U.S. citizens and government personnel overseas and critical civilian operations globally.

I would like to thank you for taking your time read my concern and considering supporting this bill. The number are skyrocketing out there and there is a lot to be done, together we can.

Limbani Tchukambiri

Mishawaka

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