- Action Alert
Urge Congress to support the Global Fragility Act of 2019
The world continues to experience a peak in violence not seen in at least twenty-five years and the U.S. government lacks the capacity to prevent violent conflict or build long-term peace.
Building on the passage of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act in the previous Congress, a strong bipartisan coalition in the House and the Senate just introduced the Global Fragility Act of 2019.
Support the Global Fragility Act of 2019Act Now
The bill requires the administration to develop a strategy for preventing conflict in fragile states, or countries with weak government capacity and populations vulnerable to violence. It also provides critical funds to reduce and prevent violence in priority countries. By establishing a new process to identify the causes of conflict and reallocating resources to address them, this act will help prevent violence more effectively and reduce its enormous cost on families and communities.
This timely legislation comes at a moment when violent conflict has forcibly displaced a record 68.5 million people and costs the world an estimated $14.76 trillion annually. There is an urgent need to improve the U.S. government’s ability to reverse these trends and prevent future conflict.