The US Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has said America is a rich country but 11 million American children are hungry every day.

Iran PressAmerica: She wrote in her Twitter account that although the US is a rich country but11 million American children are facing hunger or low food security. 

Omar also added: "That is an issue we should be addressing, but it often simply means poor diets, which is not equivalent to hunger and especially not the type of hunger in Kenyan refugee camps."

Omar, who came to the US from Somalia as a refugee, was elected as a Democratic member of Congress, becoming one of the first Muslim women to be elected to office.

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