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Session Laws, 1985
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HARRY HUGHES, Governor

3695

JOINT RESOLUTIONS SIGNED
by the
PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
and the
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES

No. 1

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 8)

A Senate Joint Resolution concerning

Famine Assistance to Africa

FOR the purpose of requesting the Governor to establish a Task
Force on Famine Assistance to Africa urging all Marylanders
to contribute to efforts to provide certain assistance to
Africa; and requesting President Reagan and the Congress of
the United States to increase certain food relief to Africa,
to recognize the needs of African nations, and to provide
certain assistance.

WHEREAS, Major portions of the continent of Africa have
suffered a severe drought for the last 2 years; and

WHEREAS, Political upheaval has forced significant segments
of the population of several African countries to become refugees
in order to avoid areas of warfare and strife; and

WHEREAS, The twin scourges of drought and war have created
extensive areas of famine scattered throughout the continent of
Africa; and

WHEREAS, The problems of survival for many Africans become
more acute with each passing day; and

WHEREAS, The Governor and the members of the General
Assembly acknowledge their deep concern over the threat to
survival of a large segment of the African population; and

WHEREAS, There is a need to identify areas and ways in which
the largest number of Africans in need of assistance can be
helped in the shortest amount of time; and

WHEREAS, There is a critical need to develop and implement
an emergency plan for assisting the famine stricken areas of
Africa; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND, That the
Governor is requested to establish a Task Force to study ways in
which the State may assist the famine stricken areas of Africa;
and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Task Force be composed of:

 

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