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21 May 2009 description

(Washington, DC, May 21, 2009) - The introduction of legislation in the US Senate and House of Representatives earlier this week to commit the United States to comprehensive efforts to help civilians threatened by one of the world's longest-running and brutal insurgencies is a crucial step forward for US policy in the region, a coalition of 22 human rights, humanitarian, and faith-based groups said today.

If passed, the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act would require the Obama Administration to develop a regional strategy to protect civilians in …

21 May 2009 description

L'adoption de la loi permettrait d'aider les victimes de l'Armée de Résistance du Seigneur

(Washington, DC) - Le nouveau projet de loi présenté devant le Congrès américain et visant un renforcement des efforts pour aider les civils menacés par l'une des insurrections les plus longues et les plus brutales au monde constitue une avancée cruciale pour la politique américaine dans la région, a déclaré aujourd'hui une coalition de vingt-deux associations des droits humains, humanitaires et basées sur la foi.

Si elle venait à être adoptée, la loi relative au désarmement …

15 Dec 2008 description

Baltimore, December 15, 2008 - Lutheran World Relief quilts and kits arrived last week in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where conflict continues to disrupt lives.

"In the midst of this conflict, people have had to flee their homes and leave behind everything.

23 Feb 2005 description

Baltimore , February 23, 2005 -- The need for relief was undeniable. The need for long-term assistance remains a necessity. The outpouring of compassion from Lutheran World Relief supporters has been unprecedented.

22 Jan 2002 description

Baltimore, January 22, 2002 - Lutheran World Relief, along with other members of the interchurch emergency alliance, Action by Churches Together (ACT), is responding to urgent needs among refugees who fled their homes following the January 17 eruption of a volcano near Goma, Congo.

18 Jan 2002 description

Baltimore, January 18, 2002 -- The Lutheran World Federation reports from Rwanda that tens of thousands of people fleeing a volcano near Goma, Congo, have made their way across the border into Rwanda seeking shelter in churches, schools and public buildings. Others are believed to have fled into the forests and along the shores of Lake Kivu. Some have already returned to their city to find lost loved ones.

25 Oct 1996 description

New York -- Fifty thousand refugees have arrived in Bukavu, Zaire, fleeing fighting to the south. ACT, an interchurch aid coalition including Lutheran World Relief, is gearing up to meet minimum basic needs in the area. An airlift of emergency rations is to begin tomorrow. Stocks of medicines, blankets and cooking utensils are being prepared for distribution.

24 Oct 1996 description

Tens of thousands of Rwandan and other refugees are arriving in Bukavu, Zaire. They are fleeing a flare-up of violence to the south. The fighting reportedly pits Zairean troops against partisans in the civil strife that affects the border areas of Zaire, Burundi and Rwanda.