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'A silent tsunami'

World hunger has reached crisis proportions as agricultural and economic factors (food shortages, rocketing prices and political unrest) come together in what Josette Sheeran, executive director of the U.N. World Food Program, calls “a silent tsunami.”

The ELCA sent an initial $100,000 to companion churches and partner relief agencies to provide food to vulnerable people and strengthen development work in rural communities.

ELCA International Disaster Response allocated $50,000 and the other half came from the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. Bread for the World, a Christian anti-hunger group based in Washington, D.C., began a Recipe for Hope campaign to give Americans ways to respond to the crisis.


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