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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 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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Food Crisis in West Africa – VIDEO

Food Crisis in West Africa – VIDEO

Posted on 09. Feb, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Posted on 03. Feb, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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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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