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Over the past 20 years, the number of the world’s chronically undernourished has been reduced by 50 percent.

1 out of 5 U.S. jobs is export-based and 45 percent of our exports now go to developing nations.

Life expectancy in the developing world has increased by about 33 percent.

In the past 50 years, infant and child death rates in the developing world have been reduced by 50 percent.

From Germany to South Korea, nearly all of the United States’ top trading partners were once recipients of U.S. foreign aid.


“The worst nightmare for al Qaeda is to come into a community that feels supported and has hope.“ – Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC)

Basic human rights cannot thrive in places where human beings do not have access to enough food, or clean water, or the medicine they need to survive.

Global poverty is bad for national security.

“Development is a lot cheaper than sending soldiers” – Robert Gates, Former Secretary of Defense.

“We need to stop viewing it as aid. It’s an investment.” – Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE)