The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Relief from famine

ELCA helps the LWF operate refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya

Habiba Ibrahim Ali, 20, walks with her child through a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, that is managed by the Lutheran World Federation.

Paul Jeffrey/ACT AllianceHer family is among 500,000 Somalians seeking refuge during a severe drought that affects more than 11 million people throughout Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.

The ELCA sent $400,000 to the region in July to help the LWF provide aid in Turkana and Dadaab, Kenya, and to help the Ethiopian Evangelical [Lutheran] Church Mekane Yesus, an ELCA partner, provide relief in Ethiopia.

To give, visit the ELCA website, call 800-638-3522, or send checks (write "Horn of Africa Drought" on the memo line) to ELCA Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300.


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