Archive for 'Emergency Response'
Posted on 14. Jun, 2013 by Brenda Meier Kimaro.
Ndenaghafumwa Umburi is featured in our video, “Two Women. Two Lives. Touched by an LWR Quilt.” Here is a little more about her. Ndenaghafumwa Umburi (her name means “let us glorify God”) is a busy woman to say the least. Ndenaghafumwa, who goes by Mankia for short, lives on a shamba (farm) on the slopes [...]
Posted on 06. Jun, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
On a recent visit to Dodoma, Tanzania, some of our U.S.-based staff got to visit the Mlali Children’s Rehabilitation Center. Father Sergi Tarimo was happy to greet them and all the the people who have so generously made and donated Mission Quilts and Personal Care Kits. He and the children wanted to take a moment [...]
Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by Katey Swenson.
Recently, The Guardian published an article about the deforestation in Indonesia. The article explains the crisis the Indonesian island of Sumatra is undergoing due to quickly disappearing forests. The impacts of natural disasters are greater on communities when forests are not there to act as a buffer between them; violence erupts over land conflicts; animal [...]
Posted on 22. May, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Mae La is the largest of nine refugee camps in Thailand, sheltering 50,000 Burmese refugees. Eh Gyi, who has lived in Mae La for 16 years, shows two of the LWR Quilts her family has received to keep them warm at night. In 2012, Lutherans around the United States donated and helped ship over 412,000 [...]
Posted on 21. May, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
O LORD, God of my salvation, when, at night, I cry out in your presence, let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry -Psalm 88:1-2 Our hearts and prayers are with all those affected by the massive and devastating tornado that swept through Oklahoma on May 20. As an international relief [...]
Posted on 17. May, 2013 by Joshua Wunderlich.
I grew up in northern Michigan and, in typical Michigander fashion, each summer my father and I took a fishing trip to Canada. To my ten-year-old self, this was a place of mysterious wonder and uncharted territory. It was here that I learned a young fisherman’s rite of passage: tying the knot that connects the [...]
Posted on 09. May, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
I met Ritchelyn earlier this year during a trip to the Philippines, where I had the opportunity to visit several of LWR’s emergency operations projects. Ritchelyn was a shy mother of six who welcomed me into her home to tell me her story of survival and recovery. In December 2011, Tropical Storm Washi swept across [...]