At an executive committee meeting of the Lutheran Communion in Central and Eastern Africa, Wakseyoum Idosa, president of the Ethiopian Evangelical [Lutheran] Church Mekane Yesus, called for long-term solutions to drought in the Horn of Africa.
More than 12 million people suffer from famine and 400,000 children are in danger of starving in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, northern Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan.
Malagasy Lutheran Church President Endor Modeste Rakoto said human activities and lifestyles have led to climate change and drought. The leaders agreed to advocate more strongly about climate change and encourage rainwater harvesting, tree planting and irrigation-fed agriculture.
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