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Drought-stricken in West Africa

Niger, Mauritania, Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Nigeria and Cameroon are in the midst of a food crisis as drought continues to affect 15 million people in the West Africa Sahel region.

ELCA partners are helping farm families who have no harvest, food or income. The Lutheran Church of Senegal is providing relief to more than 10,000 people in Fangad and is offering training in the cultivation of drought-resistant crops.

To help, send checks (write "West Africa Sahel Drought" on the memo line) to ELCA Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300; or give by credit card at 800-638-3522 or at the ELCA website.


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