Archive for 'Burkina Faso'
Posted on 20. May, 2014 by Mary Duvall.
When you read the word “future,” what comes to mind? 10 years? 20 years? 50 years? While visiting with women in Burkina Faso last week, I gained a new perspective about how different people view that word. I met with women in the village of Piaga, a village of approximately 1,239 people in a country […]
Posted on 24. Apr, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
On World Malaria Day, Thursday, April 25, we have much to celebrate. Just a few years ago, this preventable, treatable disease claimed the life of a child in Africa every 30 seconds. Since then we’ve slowed that down to 60 seconds. But still, any death from malaria is too many. So there’s still much work […]
Posted on 02. Apr, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
Every April 25, the world observes World Malaria Day. This year, from April 21-27, Lutherans across the United States will come together to “Orange Out Malaria!” as part of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI). Orange Out Malaria! is a weeklong push to raise awareness about malaria’s impact, and funds to fight the disease with LMI. […]
Posted on 19. Sep, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
We’re so thankful for all the amazing people who support our work through the Lutheran Malaria Initiative. And we’re especially thankful for the amazing children who have gotten involved! The video above was posted on Facebook by Gretchen Jameson, Sydney’s mother. Watch above as John Nunes talks to Sydney about how we can make a […]
Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
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. […]
Posted on 25. Jun, 2012 by Lutheran World Relief.
This blog is part of a series organized by The Huffington Post and the NGO alliance InterAction to call attention to the crisis in the Sahel, a region in sub-Saharan Africa where more than 18 million people face starvation and 1.1 million children under the age of 5 are at risk of dying from acute […]
Posted on 20. Jun, 2012 by Trevor Knoblich.
Key Developments Conflict in Mali has added a continued layer of complexity to planned relief activities, with an estimated 320,000 forced to flee their homes. A cholera outbreak has emerged in some of the affected areas. Number of people affected is increasing dramatically, with nearly 17 million people now considered food insecure. The U.S. government […]
Posted on 19. Jun, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
Over the next couple weeks, Lutheran World Relief will join InterAction (an umbrella organization made up of 190 member organizations around the world) in a series of discussions about the growing food crisis in Africa’s Sahel region. By the Numbers: Number of people facing food insecurity: 10.4 million Children at risk of severe malnutrition: 1,000,000 […]
Posted on 18. May, 2012 by Amy Burke.
Amongst the continued violence in Syria, controversial magazine covers and political decisions, another week in the US has come and gone. What big global events have happened this week? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7a: A Known Military Strategist for the LRA has been arrested: A PODCAST also talks about the history of the […]
Posted on 13. Apr, 2012 by Amy Burke.
In the past few weeks, social media has been flooded with a strong public outcry with a variety of perspectives on the Trayvon Martin case, support for his family and friends, as well as multiple pleas for justice. In this week’s news, after a long and painful process, George Zimmeran was charged with second degree murder […]
Posted on 12. Apr, 2012 by Trevor Knoblich.
Summary of Situation The Sahel region of West Africa is facing a severe food crisis, with many areas expected to experience high rates of malnutrition in the coming months. The governments of Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Mauritania, and Chad have declared a food crisis and are calling for international assistance. Exacerbating the food crisis is […]