Tag Archives: drought
Posted on 05. Sep, 2014 by Dan Ruth.
“Hunger is like this: if you’re hungry, you can’t sleep at night. If you have hunger, you can’t plan ahead for your life. You can’t think about anything except the hunger that you have. Hunger. It creates conflict in the family, and can tear it apart. We used to be so hungry.” Just three years […]
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 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 […]
Posted on 03. Apr, 2012 by Trevor Knoblich.
Key Developments Food security remains a serious concern for Southern Ethiopia, Eastern Kenya and many parts of Somalia. Many parts of East Africa experienced normal levels “short rains” between October to December. However, Eastern Kenya, Southern Ethiopia, and many parts of Somalia face the possibility of below-average “long rains” from March through May 2012. Given […]
Posted on 16. Mar, 2012 by Amy Burke.
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 […]
Posted on 02. Mar, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
This week the Oscar Award for Best Picture was silent, Mitt Romney won both the Arizona and Michigan Republican primaries, and the world learned that Snooki is, indeed, pregnant. But what about news from outside our borders? What else is going on in the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7A: Young […]
Posted on 09. Feb, 2012 by Lutheran World Relief.
More and more buzz (see here, here, here, and here, just to name a few) is starting to develop around the impending food crisis in West Africa, specifically in the Sahel region of Niger and Mali. In the video above, President & CEO of LWR, John Nunes, interviews Tim McCully, LWR’s Vice President for International […]
Posted on 03. Feb, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
This week in the world of nonprofits, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure controversy has dominated news coverage. Even just reading new donor reviews at GreatNonprofits.org gives quite the insight into the debate. (Shameless plug: while you’re at GreatNonprofits.org, why not write a great review for Lutheran World Relief?) In other news, here are […]
Posted on 02. Dec, 2011 by Amy Burke.
With archways of intertwined banana leaves, garlands of marigolds, music and parades, the villagers of Bihar warmly welcomed LWR’s Charles Zang to visit ongoing projects in India. Bihar has endured several years of droughts, making food growth and production very challenging. LWR and the Foods Resource Bank have partnered with PRADAN and ASA in order […]