International Children's Policy

While First Focus on Children has historically focused on domestic funding — we now recognize that Congress sends a significant amount of funding abroad every year to engage in diplomacy and advance American interests, including the well-being of children. Known as “foreign assistance,” this aid is given by the United States to other countries “…to support global peace, security, and development efforts, and provide humanitarian relief during times of crisis.” Our budget reflects our values, and it should do so both inside and outside of our borders by prioritizing children in federal budgeting decisions.


Policy Brief: The Importance of The OVC Set Aside Within PEPFAR

| May 4, 2023 |

“PEPFAR means the American people care about us.’ That wonderful phrase captured the sentiments I have heard from nearly every corner of Africa –