Air Serv Joins InterAction Organizations in Requesting Support from Congress for Famine Response

Air Serv Joins InterAction Organizations in Requesting Support from Congress for Famine Response

Air Serv has joined a coalition of 43 InterAction member organizations asking the support of the United States Congress in responding to unprecedented famine conditions currently facing four countries. A letter signed by these organizations requesting that $1 billion in emergency funding be provided in 2017 for response and relief efforts was sent to Representatives Graham, Rogers, Leahy, Lowey, Cochran, McConnell, Ryan, Frelinghuysen, Schumer, and Pelosi on April 5, 2017.

Simultaneous famines in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, and North East Nigeria are projected to affect more than 20 million people. In addition to starvation and high death tolls, these countries also face the threat of destabilization and economic failure, resulting mass displacement and refugee status for millions. Emergency funding would allow relief organizations to address the current threat, reducing the number of lives lost as well as long-term impact.

Committed to mobilizing its members to work collectively for change, InterAction is an alliance network made up of more than 180 nongovernmental organizations headquartered in Washington D.C.

With a fleet of seven Cessna Caravans, Air Serv specializes in “last mile” air transportation in support of humanitarian programs. Air Serv also provides commercial air charter, facilities, aircraft maintenance, and consultation services. For more information about Air Serv, see www.airserv.org and follow Air Serv on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/airservintl/.

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Contact: Danielle Payant at 703-328-5551 or dpayant@airserv.org