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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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