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The Congressional Black Caucus Africa Taskforce will host a forum on famine in Washington, D.C. on April 26, according to the official website for Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.)

Bass — who is the ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa — will join Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY) — ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats — to lead the publicized meeting. Specifically, the event is a follow-up forum on the challenges facing Somalia, South Sudan and Northeastern Nigeria — places experiencing or on the brink of famine while addressing terrorism or internal conflict.

This Africa Policy Forum comes after the bipartisan efforts of Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif) and Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) asking for $1 billion in emergency assistance. Also, Bass is calling for immediate humanitarian assistance in South Sudan.

The event will take place at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

SOURCE: Congresswoman Karen Bass

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