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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...

2011-10-25 11:26:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum and local CITGO Marketers Parent Petroleum, Graham Enterprises, and the Texor Division of World Fuel Services have named World Relief Chicago a CITGO Fueling Good Summer 2011 winner. Recognized for its ongoing efforts to coordinate legal, educational and employment support for refugees and immigrants, the non-profit organization has been awarded $5,000 in CITGO gift cards to help extend its ripple of good and the impact of its work....

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...

2011-06-10 14:44:00

CHICAGO, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Relief Chicago is pleased to announce our celebration of World Refugee Day on Friday, June 17(th), 2011 from 3-6pm. World Relief Chicago welcomes all members of the community to join us in celebrating the lives of refugees on Friday, June 17(th) from 3-6pm. The program will highlight the journey of refugees to freedom and self-sufficiency. Additionally, we are joined in celebration by the YOURS orchestra in Albany Park; a unique...

2011-03-01 12:51:00

30 organizations join to call on Congress to reverse cuts to life-saving, effective international assistance in U.S. budget WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of 30 Christian and Jewish organizations in the U.S. have joined together with the ONE Campaign to urge senators now considering fiscal 2011 budget measures to reverse the disproportionate and devastating cuts to international assistance approved by House lawmakers last week. In a letter to Senate...

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...