By Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), and Zippy Duvall
Today, more than 75 million people around the world are starving and 800 million lack enough food to live a healthy life. Every year, poor nutrition causes more than three million children to die from hunger, nearly half of whom are under the age of 5. Making matters worse, there are an unprecedented four countries – Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria – experiencing near-famine conditions at the same time, and warring parties are, in many cases, deliberately blocking access to aid. For decades, American farmers have played a critical role in reducing hunger overseas. Since the Food for Peace program was established by Congress in 1954, more than four billion people and more than 150 countries have benefited from U.S.-supported food security programs.