H.Res.361 - 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.112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] (Introduced 07/20/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/25/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.361 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/20/2011)
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.