Despite 24-hour cable news, a recent poll found 85% of Americans unaware of the famine crisis endangering 30 million lives in Africa and Yemen. But that poll also shows we’re a compassionate nation. Once informed, millennials see this emergency as one of the most pressing global issues.
Congress has responded recently with nearly $1 billion in famine relief – a positive step. Leaders from USAID’s Mark Green to the WFP’s David Beasley are committed to this fight. But with just 60% of the $4.9 billion required to stem this crisis, it’ll take all our collective efforts to save lives.