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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...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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