Tag Archives: hunger
Posted on 27. Oct, 2015 by Lutheran World Relief.
41-year-old Miriam is a wife and mother of four. She is also a farmer trying to feed her children in a region where it’s terribly difficult to grow crops. Miriam lives in a place where drought, famine and disease epidemics kill many — and where government can offer little help. Families like hers are in a […]
Posted on 01. Sep, 2015 by Lutheran World Relief.
Hadi Raini is a mother and widow living in Indonesia. She has a small farm where she grows cassava. Cassava is a hearty, brown root plant that grows well even in dry, low-quality soil. It is packed with carbohydrates, which makes cassava a good crop to have on hand when other foods may not be […]
Posted on 29. Jul, 2015 by Lutheran World Relief.
When Rick Peyser traveled to Western Uganda, he was haunted by the sight of so many hungry children. What chilled him the most were their faces — many had the face of a 5- or 7-year-old, but the body of a much younger child. It was clear that years of hunger and malnutrition had stunted their growth and […]
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 06. Aug, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Sometimes it can feel as if the world is falling apart. Earthquakes, tsunamis, poverty and hunger dominate our headlines. Is there any hope for lasting change? Is sustainable development really possible? We’ve put together a couple charts that show a more positive picture. Hunger is Declining With month after month and year after year of […]
Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by Amy Burke.
A 32 year mystery has been solved and a culprit can finally be named—yes, a dingo really did take Lindy and Michael Chamberlin’s baby. This seemingly preposterous event has made its mark in pop-culture as a film and more often than not as the butt of a joke. Now the tragedy and skepticism can finally be […]
Posted on 11. May, 2012 by Amy Burke.
This Week in LWR News: If you are in the Baltimore area and someone who appreciates contemporary art, make sure to visit the In/ Flux Gallery to see Water Sonettos! The exhibit features artwork focused on water issues and highlights LWR’s friend and esteemed Baltimorean artist Jann Rosen-Queralt. Rosen-Queralt’s work includes a series of sculptures inspired by the Dogon women she […]
Posted on 06. Dec, 2011 by Dan Ruth.
Ever wonder just how poor the countries we work in are? Thanks to Google’s Public Data Explorer, now you can easily visualize complex data like the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI is an attempt to measure how well-developed a country is, based on a long and healthy life, knowledge and a decent standard […]
Posted on 01. Dec, 2011 by Krista Zimmerman.
I’d like to introduce you to Carin Nuñez, the nutrition program coordinator for one of Lutheran World Relief’s local development partners. Carin is passionate about improving early childhood health and nutrition in Chota Province, Peru. She grew up in the region and knows firsthand that improving nutrition for the youngest children provides a unique opportunity to […]
Posted on 04. Oct, 2011 by Dan Ruth.
Over the past weeks, we’ve been talking a lot about the famine that has hit the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti. Yet, because a drought is much more slow to develop than other emergencies, we (like many other aid organizations) haven’t seen nearly the response from donors that we saw for, say, […]
Posted on 06. Sep, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
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 […]