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2013-06-27 12:30:13

BALTIMORE, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has released a new resource for small-scale cocoa farmers and their cooperatives in Latin America entitled Learning and Innovation in the Sustainable Management of Cocoa in Agro-Forestry Systems. The toolkit includes practical guides covering topics such as plant maintenance, post-harvest processing, fermentation and drying, as well as organic and sustainably-sourced certification and marketing to help...

2012-10-12 11:24:39

BALTIMORE, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) this week released the report "Still a Dream: Land Restitution on Colombia's Caribbean Coast." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/DC35722LOGO ) The publication documents challenges to Colombia's land restitution process under the 2011 Victims' and Land Restitution Law (Victim's Law), and explores human rights conditions in the region. Co-authored by LWR...

2012-09-27 10:26:42

BALTIMORE, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Willington Wamayeye, co-founder and managing director of the Gumutindo Coffee Cooperative Enterprises (GCCE), a Lutheran World Relief partner in Uganda, joined a panel of distinguished speakers at a special event highlighting food security hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the President of Malawi, Joyce Banda, during the United Nations General Assembly. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/DC35722LOGO)...

2012-04-16 10:24:32

BALTIMORE, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A serious food crisis is brewing in the Sahel region of West Africa, a region where more than 10 million people already face the threat of hunger every day. Recent failed rains, drought and rising food costs, among other factors, now threaten an additional 3.4 million people. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/DC35722LOGO) Thanks to a generous $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,...

2012-01-24 13:04:00

BALTIMORE, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the evening of December 16, Solidad Maestre encountered the most unforgettable typhoon of her life. The water was already knee-high when she began to pack her things, and by the time Solidad and her children vacated their home, the floodwaters had risen to chest level, forcing them to abandon their possessions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/DC35722LOGO ) "We were trapped on the road, because of the...

2011-09-27 12:57:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By the thousands, hungry, weary and desperate people continue to arrive at the gates of the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya, seeking refuge from the drought and food crisis that has driven more than 13 million people across East Africa to the brink of starvation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110927/DC75966 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/DC35722LOGO ) Fatumah Muhammed Abdi fled to Dadaab with five...

2011-07-14 16:20:00

BALTIMORE, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the danger of widespread famine in the Horn of Africa increasing daily, Lutheran World Relief is rushing $500,000 for an immediate response to this unfolding humanitarian crisis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/DC35722LOGO) More than 10 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti are at grave risk of famine as the worst drought in the region in 60 years wears on. "Rains have largely failed for the...

2011-02-23 10:08:00

BALTIMORE, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week the House of Representatives voted to cut more than $60 billion in U.S. international and domestic spending for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Although supportive of efforts to better steward public funds, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) urges U.S. Lutherans and lawmakers to remember that, when it comes to global relief and development, human lives hang in the balance. LWR President and CEO John Nunes released a letter...

2010-08-09 14:37:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent monsoon rains in Pakistan have caused the worst flooding in the country in 80 years. The floods, which began in late July, have claimed at least 1,600 lives, left more than 700,000 people homeless and have affected nearly 14 million Pakistanis, according to official reports. Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is working quickly with partners on the ground to deliver critical relief to people affected by this crisis. "These floods bring even...

2010-07-19 17:23:00

BALTIMORE, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Uganda Country Director Evelyn Nassuna will testify before Congress on the "Oversight of Feed the Future Initiative" hearing on Tuesday, July 20. The hearing will be held jointly by the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health and the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight. The hearing entitled "Oversight of the Feed the Future Initiative" will highlight...