Page 7a: Stories You May Have Missed

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Toilet, by Zharif the Future Surgeon, on Flickr.com

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Aug 24, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac, which could soon be reclassified as hurricane-strength, has been making news for threatening the GOP Convention in Tampa this weekend. Whether or not Isaac disrupts the events in Tampa, it could be an even bigger threat to Haiti. Haitians are still rebuilding and recovering from the major earthquake that struck in 2010. Lutheran World Relief is prepared to respond to an emergency and is praying for the safety of all people.

What else is happening around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from Page 7a:

  • Rain is coming: But a shortage of seeds, aggravated by drought and political instability, has had a devastating effect on Mali’s food production
  • The Need for toilets: West African countries like Sierra Leone, Niger, Ghana and Guinea are facing major cholera epidemics due to the lack of access to sanitation
  • Reinventing the toilet: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently held a “Reinvent the Toilet Fair” in Seattle to show off new and innovative toilet designs that could provide needed sanitation in developing countries. View a video:

What else is happening around the world? Leave your comments below:

is Lutheran World Relief’s Interactive Marketing Manager and an ordained pastor in the ELCA.

Categories: Africa, Agriculture, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Water, West Africa
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