emergency

(i)In this paragraph, the term “emergency” means an urgent situation— (I)in which there is clear evidence that an event or series of events described in clause (ii) has occurred— (II)created by a demonstrably abnormal event or series of events that produces dislocation in the lives of residents of a country or region of a country on an exceptional scale. (ii)An event or series of events referred to in clause (i) includes 1 or more of— (I)a sudden calamity, such as an earthquake, flood, locust infestation, or similar unforeseen disaster; (II)a human-made emergency resulting in— (III)food scarcity conditions caused by slow-onset events, such as drought, crop failure, pest infestation, and disease, that result in an erosion of the ability of communities and vulnerable populations to meet food needs; and (IV)severe food access or availability conditions resulting from sudden economic shocks, market failure, or economic collapse, that result in an erosion of the ability of communities and vulnerable populations to meet food needs. (B) (i)Any funds or commodities held in the trust may be released to provide food, and cover any associated costs, under title II of the Food for Peace Act (et seq.)— (I)to assist in averting an emergency, including during the period immediately preceding the emergency; (II)to respond to an emergency; or (III)for recovery and rehabilitation after an emergency. (ii)A release under clause (i) shall be carried out in the same manner, and pursuant to the same authority as provided in title II of that Act. (C)The funds and commodities held in the trust shall be made immediately available on a determination by the Administrator that funds available for emergency needs under title II of that Act (et seq.) for a fiscal year are insufficient to meet emergency needs during the fiscal year. (D)Nothing in this paragraph requires a waiver by the Administrator of the Agency for International Development under section 204(a)(3) of the Food for Peace Act () as a condition for a release of funds or commodities under subparagraph (B).

Source

7 USC § 1736f-1(c)(1)(A)(i)


Scoping language

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