8 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
20 Jul 2009 description

Baltimore, July 20, 2009 - Lutheran World Relief is mounting an intense relief effort in East Africa where prolonged drought conditions have caused successive crop failure and depleted livestock herds, leaving many East African households vulnerable to hunger.

"The worsening global food and economic crises have left millions of East Africans extremely vulnerable to hunger," says Alissa Karg, LWR's Deputy Regional Director for Africa.

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 …

14 Nov 2006 description

Baltimore, November 14, 2006 - It is the third largest humanitarian crisis in the world. More than a million displaced people in northern Uganda are waiting hopefully for an announcement of peace. They want attacks to stop, so that they can live without fear. They want to leave the crowded and filthy camps where many of them have been for years.

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.

23 Jul 2004 description

Baltimore, July 23, 2004 -- A Lutheran World Relief project that is improving the livelihoods of hard-pressed farmers in central Uganda has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the McKnight Foundation of Minnesota.

14 Dec 2001 description

(By Cathie DeGonia, communication coordinator for Stand With Africa.)

18 Oct 2000 description

Baltimore, October 18, 2000 -- An outbreak of Ebola fever has caused an evacuation of aid workers from northern Uganda, but the Lutheran World Federation is continuing its refugee resettlement work there.