Mennonite Central Committee and other nongovernmental organizations have been advocating for reforms that focus on creating and supporting sustainable food systems that empower local farmers while creating a foundation for self-sufficiency.
The Senate Judiciary Committee passed an immigration reform bill on May 21, 2013. The bill could go to the full Senate as early as the week of June 10. Be ready for more action alerts!
The long history of civil war in Sudan was a major catalyst for the eventual independence of South Sudan on 9 July 2011. Almost two years since the official separation, armed conflicts continue to plague these two neighbors. Find articles and resources on our updated Sudan/South Sudan page.
The devastating conflict in Syria continues, with as many as 70,000 killed, according to the United Nations. More than 4 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes within Syria, and an additional 1.4 million Syrians have sought refuge in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.
Read the June 11 issue of the E-Memo, a monthly e-newsletter from the Washington Office. The issue includes timely information on a relevant issue, upcoming events, policy updates and new resources.