Global Fragility Act
World-wide levels of violence are at a 25-year peak, undercutting stability, reversing development gains, and spurring a global migration crisis not seen since World War II. Violence has surpassed natural disasters as the main driver behind forced displacement.
The Global Fragility Act (H.R.2116, S.727) strengthens our capacity to address the root causes of violence, which is taking an increasingly harsh economic and human toll.
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The legislation mandates the development of a long-term, government-wide strategy to address fragility and violence in priority countries and provides critical funds to reduce and prevent violence. It requires the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to establish clear, transparent, and measurable benchmarks on progress, to be reported to Congress every two years.
The coordination of efforts to prevent violent conflict will ensure the U.S. government is able to respond to the world’s humanitarian needs.