Tag Archives: East Africa

Agnes Munyukwa stands with her grape vines.

Meet Agnes Munyukwa, Grape Farmer

Posted on 20. Mar, 2013 by .

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Grape grower Agnes Munyukwa was the first in her village to begin adopting new grape growing techniques she learned from Lutheran World Relief. She started using a deep plowing method between the rows of vines to help retain the moisture in the soil, and also grows peanuts within her eleven-row vineyard to improve soil fertility. […]

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East Africa Drought Situation Report #3

Posted on 03. Apr, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Posted on 24. Feb, 2012 by .

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Violence in Syria and the unfolding events in Iran continue to dominate world news this week. The New York Times has a beautiful and heart-wrenching photo tribute to photographer Rémi Ochlik, who was killed in Syria on Wednesday, and the Washington Post has a helpful timeline of the Syrian uprising. Here are this week’s stories, […]

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Sermon Reflections for East Africa (Sunday, November 20th)

Sermon Reflections for East Africa (Sunday, November 20th)

Posted on 15. Nov, 2011 by .

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Every Tuesday until Advent, LWR will be posting brief theological reflections on the upcoming Sunday’s Lectionary readings. This resource is intended to help pastors find touch points between Sunday preaching and the current crisis in East Africa. For more resources to engage your congregation with this famine go to lwr.org/eastafrica where you can find a PDF of all of […]

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Photo Friday: The Markets of Dadaab

Photo Friday: The Markets of Dadaab

Posted on 11. Nov, 2011 by .

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Refugees once artisans, tailors, farmers, etc. have found ways to utilize their skills and exchange resources within their new communities in Dadaab. While aid remains a necessary and life-sustaining component to those living in Dadaab, markets have begun to spring up helping the refugees find ways to meet some of their own needs. Trade is […]

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Sermon Reflections for East Africa (Sunday, November 13th)

Sermon Reflections for East Africa (Sunday, November 13th)

Posted on 08. Nov, 2011 by .

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Every Tuesday until Advent, LWR will be posting brief theological reflections on the upcoming Sunday’s Lectionary readings. This resource is intended to help pastors find touch points between Sunday preaching and the current crisis in East Africa. For more resources to engage your congregation with this famine go to lwr.org/eastafrica where you can find a PDF of all of […]

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Photo Friday: The Coming Rain

Photo Friday: The Coming Rain

Posted on 04. Nov, 2011 by .

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The rains are coming. This may sound like a beautiful sentiment for the East African refugees who have suffered from severe droughts in the Horn of Africa during this past year. While the rains bring new life and revival, they also bring many waterborne diseases. It’s estimated that about 75,000 people in Dadaab alone could […]

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