Smart Aid Is a Smart Investment: The View from Ethiopia

Here in Ethiopia, I’ve seen the value of foreign aid in the faces of its recipients — and you can see it too, in this little clip that shows the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in action.

Foreign aid dollars are some of the best dollars America can spend on stability — and in an ever-smaller world, stability makes America more secure. Rather than old-fashioned charity, this is an investment in people. It’s smart development in action, funded by rich countries…and making a difference. I believe that if every American could stand where I’ve stood in Ethiopia, the vast majority would see that funding this work is simply a good investment. And they’d be proud — because the USA is a big funder of the WFP.


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