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Stream of life

Lutheran food relief helps pull Ethiopia from the brink

Sweat glistens on Adanech Brisha's brow as she stoops to hand a cup of high-protein milk to a mother cradling a child. About 40 mothers sit on the dusty floor waiting for Brisha, a nutrition assistant, to mix milk for their children at this feeding center in Konso, a hill town in southern Ethiopia.

This dark room marks one end of a long chain of food and supplies that courses through Lutheran channels in the United States and Europe. This stream of life will help prevent Ethiopia's drought — nearly three years in some areas — from producing a disaster like the 1984-85 famine that killed hundreds of thousands.


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