Tag Archives: Horn of Africa

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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Photo Friday: A Forgotten Crisis

Photo Friday: A Forgotten Crisis

Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 by .

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The headlines have ceased. The struggle is silent. Only the crisis remains. While the drought in East Africa and the mass relocation of hundreds of thousands of people to the overcrowded refugee camps in Dadaab have stopped making headlines, the nature of the situation is still incredibly dire. Refugees are real people, not just an […]

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Photo Friday: Refuge in Dadaab

Photo Friday: Refuge in Dadaab

Posted on 16. Sep, 2011 by .

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The worst drought in 60 years has left millions of people at the brink of starvation. Their crops have died along with their livestock. Without any means to feed themselves, tens of thousands have flocked here to Dadaab, Kenya — home to the world’s largest refugee camp. Lutheran World Relief, along with partner Lutheran World […]

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Washed Away by Drought

Washed Away by Drought

Posted on 06. Sep, 2011 by .

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Here in Dadaab, Kenya, northeast of the capital Nairobi, where the native people speak Swahili and the refugees speak Somali, I have heard a new English phrase: “Washed away by drought.” It’s devastatingly descriptive, isn’t it? Elegant. At first, I wasn’t sure if it was literally what people were telling me, or if it was […]

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A New Mom’s View

A New Mom’s View

Posted on 22. Aug, 2011 by .

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I’m a new mom. To twins. A boy, Max, and his little sister, Elly. Because Max and Elly were born five weeks premature they have a lot of growing to do. So they eat a lot. And often. Sometimes I can’t keep up with their hunger, and while I’m frantically preparing their next bottles and […]

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Pray, Give, and Tell Others

Pray, Give, and Tell Others

Posted on 29. Jul, 2011 by .

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While we are facing weather woes and budget woes here in the U.S., too many in the Horn of Africa are caught in the worst famine in 60 years.  Watch a video reflection on the situation by LWR President John Nunes. Travis J. Scholl, a good friend of LWR, is preaching about how a little gift makes […]

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Starvation in Somalia – Video from CNN

Posted on 19. Jul, 2011 by .

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CNN’s David McKenzie reports on the starvation that people face in Somalia because of the drought that is taking place there. It’s the worst drought to hit that area in 60 years and is creating severe food and water shortages for millions of people. LWR has committed an initial $500,000 to the Lutheran World Federation […]

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