US senators introduce resolution condemning use of hunger as weapon
Representatives of both parties have introduced a resolution calling on the White House to respond to the use of hunger as a weapon of war.
The Voice of America shared the resolution text on their website.
It calls on the US government to prioritize the detection and resolution of cases where hunger and deliberate deprivation of food are used as weapons during the war. The resolution also suggests using the humanitarian response to provide food aid to countries in need.
"As Putin continues to show the world his depravity by cutting off Ukraine’s ports and disrupting farming in an attempt to starve those Ukrainians who have survived his indiscriminate bombings, I am proud to join my colleagues in introducing this resolution," said the Senator from the Democratic Party Robert Menendez, one of resolution's initiators.
His fellow Democrat, Sen. Jeff Merkley, added that "unfortunately, from Ukraine to Syria to Ethiopia, there are bad actors who destroy agriculture, deny humanitarian access, and disrupt market systems in a twisted effort to achieve their geopolitical aims through starvation. Today’s resolution calls out these atrocities and urges the Senate to condemn all forms of starvation as a weapon of war."