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Finishing Our Work in Sri Lanka

Posted on 11. Jan, 2013 by .

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On Sunday, December 26, 2004, an earthquake struck beneath the Indian Ocean. This earthquake caused a disastrous and infamous tsunami, with waves nearly 100 feet high. The disaster killed over 230,000 people in fourteen countries. The island nation of Sri Lanka was one of the hardest hit by the tsunami; over 35,000 people died and […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May Have Missed

Posted on 31. Aug, 2012 by .

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The Republican National Convention is in full swing this week, and the media is laser-focused on the nuances and of the various speeches from Governor Christie, Representative Ryan and, of course, Mr. Romney himself. While the convention rolled along, what else happened around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from Page 7a: Suspicious […]

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Page 7a: Stories you may have missed

Page 7a: Stories you may have missed

Posted on 09. Mar, 2012 by .

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If you’re active on social media, you’ve probably seen the Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 video or spotted #StopKony trending on Twitter this past week. The news has been flooded with this social media experiment intended for raising awareness about the LRA in Uganda and the many, many criticisms the campaign has created. Here are this week’s stories, excavated […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Disaster Donations

The Dos and Don’ts of Disaster Donations

Posted on 07. Nov, 2011 by .

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It may not surprise you to know that we, at Lutheran World Relief, get the largest numbers of donations following a well-publicized natural disaster, like the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, or the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. As much as we try to publicize the sustainable development work that we do to help people […]

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The Long Haul

The Long Haul

Posted on 12. Aug, 2011 by .

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We always talk about how Lutheran World Relief “stays for the long haul” after emergencies, often remaining with communities long after other organizations have moved on. When our Sri Lanka Country Director, Michele Cecere, passed along Sakunthala’s story, I thought it represented well what we mean by staying for the long haul. Like so many […]

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Recovering From A Triple Disaster

Recovering From A Triple Disaster

Posted on 27. Jul, 2011 by .

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Japan is facing what many humanitarian professionals have called a triple disaster: a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, followed by a raging tsunami of 20- to 30-foot waves, followed by significant damage to its Fukushima nuclear power plant. While Japan is considered a developed country — one of the top 3 economies in the world — the level […]

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Japan Earthquake: Reflections on Sendai

Japan Earthquake: Reflections on Sendai

Posted on 17. Mar, 2011 by .

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by Serena Mithbaokar Sendai is very dear to my heart. Until last Friday, any mention of Sendai was usually met with puzzled looks, blank stares or head shakes. Most people outside of Japan had simply never heard of Sendai. Friday’s historic 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami has changed that — Sendai is already becoming eponymous […]

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