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We’re Passionate about Our Partners

Posted on 14. Oct, 2013 by .

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If you know Lutheran World Relief, you already know we are passionate about partners. Local institutions and organizations in the countries we work form some of our most important partnerships. LWR’s value of accompaniment states it clearly: “we support, encourage and learn together within long-term relationships of trust and reciprocity.” But LWR doesn’t only work […]

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In Niger, I’m Reminded to Give Thanks

Posted on 19. Sep, 2013 by .

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Some people (my husband among them) think God speaks to us in the thunder and lightening of storms. I pooh-poohed the notion until a recent night in Niger, when I heard the loudest, most majestic storm ever. I didn’t time it, but it seemed to go on for nearly an hour (my colleagues the next […]

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World Water Day (Photos)

Posted on 22. Mar, 2013 by .

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Today is World Water Day, an official celebration of freshwater and sustainable management. We celebrate this day by lifting up the millions of people around the world who don’t have access to clean drinking water, water for irrigation, or sufficient sanitation. We work hard to ensure that all people have the water they need to […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May Have Missed

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by .

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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. […]

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From Relief to Resilience: Heart and Head in the Sahel

Posted on 25. Jun, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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Sahel Food Crisis Situation Report #2

Sahel Food Crisis Situation Report #2

Posted on 20. Jun, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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Talking about Africa’s Sahel Food Crisis

Talking about Africa’s Sahel Food Crisis

Posted on 19. Jun, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Posted on 18. May, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Posted on 11. May, 2012 by .

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This Week in LWR News: If you are in the Baltimore area and someone who appreciates contemporary art, make sure to visit the In/ Flux Gallery to see  Water Sonettos! The exhibit features artwork focused on water issues and highlights LWR’s friend and esteemed Baltimorean artist Jann Rosen-Queralt.  Rosen-Queralt’s work includes a series of sculptures inspired by the Dogon women she […]

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Sahel Food Crisis Situation Report #1

Posted on 12. Apr, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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Page 7a: Stories you may have missed

Page 7a: Stories you may have missed

Posted on 16. Mar, 2012 by .

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While perhaps not in the forefront of media coverage, the impending food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa is at the top of LWR’s radar. We encourage you to actively brainstorm with us– How can we stop this crisis before it claims lives? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7A: Food Crisis […]

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