I had a concern about the needs of the World Food Program and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
So, on Sept. 16th I wrote ( a letter, not an e-mail) to our two Florida Senators, Nelson (D), Rubio (R); and to our Sarasota area Congressman, Buchanan (R).
As of today (Oct 29th) I have not heard so much as a peep from any one of these scoundrels.
Maybe I need to be one of their donors in order to secure a response.
(Here's my letter).
3901 Glen Oaks Drive East, Sarasota, FL 34232
firstname.lastname@example.org 941 330 4948
16th September 2015
As we know, the refugee crisis in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, and in western European countries such as Greece, Italy and Germany, gets worse every day.
We also know that this crisis will be exacerbated in the future, with no solution in sight.
Furthermore, there is no sentiment in the United States for anything other than a token resettlement program here.
In the meantime the World Food Program of the United Nations, and the U.N. High Commission for Refugees endure enormous financial stresses. In fact the W.F.P. will shortly be cutting rations for desperate human beings in refugee camps.
Please therefore work with your colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure that the U.S. Government not only lives up to its “pledges” to these bodies, but also increases their funding way and above what has been promised.
Please also, as a matter of urgency, encourage the Department of State to exercise strong pressure on the wealthy countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council; urging those Nations to live up to their responsibilities as members of the U.N. – and to make generous grants to the WFP and the UNHCR. Since those Nations are unwilling to resettle refugees, they surely have a duty to fund the organizations such as WPF and UNHCR which provide essential and life-saving services to millions of displaced, hungry and desperate refugees.
J. Michael Povey.