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Catholic Relief Services lauds new Obama initiative for Africa

Catholic World News - May 21, 2012

Catholic Relief Services has issued a statement applauding President Barack Obama’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a $3-billion public-private partnership designed to lift 50 million Africans out of poverty.

The initiative, in the words of PBS Newshour’s Ray Suarez, will “bring US agribusiness and Africans together to improve food productivity.”

“As an important part of civil society, faith-based, private voluntary organizations like Catholic Relief Services will always play a unique role that governments and the private sector cannot fill,” Catholic Relief Services said in a statement.

“However, in order to leverage our contributions to combating hunger worldwide, we recognize that both governments and the private sector must be engaged as full partners. This is why we applaud the Administration for advancing the New Alliance, which will bring together all who have contributions to make for the common goal of improving the production of and access to food.”

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