The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) and a coalition of organizations are calling on President Biden and Members of Congress to support global crisis relief. On August 18, 2022, the eve of World Humanitarian Day, at 8pm (ET US and Canada) organizations are holding a virtual call to action on Zoom where people across the country will be taking immediate action by messaging the President and Members of Congress. The event “Call on President Biden to be a Humanitarian on World Humanitarian Day” is cosponsored by AFJN, CODEPINK, Action Corps, Demand Progress, PeaceAction, American Friends Service Committee, and Partnerships for Trauma Recovery.
A Global Crisis Relief
Call to Action
August 18, 2022
World Humanitarian Day Eve
8:00 pm (ET US and Canada)
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On August 18, the eve of World Humanitarian Day, people from across the US are calling on President Biden to issue SDRs.
In one short hour we may change the course of history by coming together from all walks and backgrounds and taking immediate action, sending messages to President Biden and Congress.
We know we can do it. One year ago our coalition of health, faith, farm, labor, and humanitarian groups won the historic release of SDRs to help countries fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then over 90 countries have used their allocation of SDRs to stabilize and meet human needs. So we know it works. And that’s why world leaders are calling for this second allocation, leaders like Senator Elizabeth Warren, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. Visit the Action Corps event webpage here.
The Success of the 2021 Issuance of SDRs
Andres Arauz, Senior Research Fellow
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Climate and Pandemic Readiness
Ntama Bahati, Policy Analyst, Africa Faith and Justice Network
What is Next?
Isaac Evans-Frantz, Director, Action Corps and Candidate for US Senate (2022 Vermont)
Q & A