Tag Archives: refugee
Posted on 22. May, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Mae La is the largest of nine refugee camps in Thailand, sheltering 50,000 Burmese refugees. Eh Gyi, who has lived in Mae La for 16 years, shows two of the LWR Quilts her family has received to keep them warm at night. In 2012, Lutherans around the United States donated and helped ship over 412,000 [...]
Posted on 01. Jun, 2012 by Amy Burke.
Despite the strange cannibalistic stories that have popped up in news recently (see here and here), it appears a zombie apocalypse is not yet upon us. These awful stories illustrate the worst sides of humanity, but we hold on to hope for a world filled with justice, dignity and peace. What else is happening around the world? Here are [...]
Posted on 26. Oct, 2011 by Amy Burke.
Whenever I think of strong women my mind goes straight to skirt suits and up-dos, modestly put-together but quick witted politicians, and feminist activists down in the trenches — all exuding power, a touch of femininity, and strength. It’s easy to admire women who work to make a difference by standing up for their ideals [...]
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 30. Sep, 2011 by Amy Burke.
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 [...]
Posted on 16. Sep, 2011 by Amy Burke.
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 [...]
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 [...]