Welcome. Join Us.
Investments in agriculture can have a huge impact on many of the world's poorest people, particularly in Africa. MORE
As a result of the current famine in Somalia, 30,000 children died between April and July 2011, and four million people throughout the country are food insecure, including three million in south Somalia. MORE
The anti-poverty advocacy group ONE today unveiled a new PSA titled "The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity" to spark a more urgent response to the growing famine in Somalia that has already killed more than 30,000 children in just 3 months. Featuring some of the biggest names from the worlds of entertainment, media and politics, the PSA is an effort to turn the media spotlight on the obscenity of tens of thousands of children dying of starvation in 2011. It is also part of a broader campaign by ONE to build support for longer-term strategies that will help end the cycle of famine once and for all.
Today, the anti-poverty advocacy group ONE announced a new multi-year campaign to address the famine in Somalia and the wider crisis in the Horn of Africa. The commitment announcement was made at a press conference at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York, which brings together global leaders to develop and implement workable solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges.
Last night, anti-poverty advocacy group ONE hosted a conference call with USAID Administrator Raj Shah, World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Josette Sheeran, and Somali-Minnesotan Ali Ali to educate ONE members about the growing famine threatening the lives of 11.6 million men, women and children in the Horn of Africa, and how they can use their voices to raise awareness and take action. MORE
We believe the current bill could have harmful consequences on America's effective work in saving lives and lifting people out of extreme poverty. We look forward to working with both the House and Senate to restore funding in key global health and development accounts as the budget process moves forward. MORE
As ONE's on-the-ground partners work to address the immediate crisis, ONE is calling on Congress to support cost-effective, results-driven programs in the FY2012 budget that fight the root causes of world hunger, in particular those focused on long-term agricultural productivity that enable families to grow food to feed themselves - all for less than 1% of the U.S. budget. As Congress debates significant spending cuts to drive down the deficit, we must not forget America's life-saving legacy of helping the most vulnerable and we must protect long-term efforts to avoid crises like the current famine in the Horn of Africa.
Bono, U2 lead singer and cofounder of ONE, the global anti-poverty advocacy group, and K'naan, the Somali-born singer and poet, met last evening with members of the Somali community in Minneapolis to discuss the growing famine in the Horn of Africa, where a food crisis is threatening the lives of 11.6 million men, women and children according to the UN. After the meeting, during U2's performance in Minneapolis, Bono and K'naan performed a duet of "Stand by Me" in solidarity with the people of Somalia. Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota are home to the largest concentration of Somalis in the United States.
At ONE we like to imagine a world where infants and children no longer die from malaria, where all babies are born HIV-free and those who currently live on $1.25 a day have found economic opportunity. The 2011 budget that passed Congress yesterday preserves much of the funding that can help turn imagination into the next concrete step to reality.