Washington, DC – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) and Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX), along with Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Roger Wicker (R-MD) released the following statement after President Biden signed H.R. 4693, the Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act into law today.

“We are proud to see that the Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act has been signed into law. This new law will advance life-saving and low-cost nutrition programs to urgently address alarming rates of malnutrition globally. Today, more than 345 million people are facing acute food insecurity around the world and a famine declaration is looming in the Horn of Africa. Prioritizing effective nutrition activities and making them a core part of our existing humanitarian and development programs will strengthen the health, development, and productivity of the next generation of children and families around the world.”

Click here to learn more about the Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act.