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ELCA aid for Ivory Coast

More than 70,000 people fled the Ivory Coast, taking refuge in Liberia after the December 2010 presidential election.

Clashes between supporters of the declared presidential victor Alassane Ouattara and incumbent Laurent Gbagbo were prevalent, and many fear civil war.

The ELCA is helping refugees through Lutheran Development Services in Liberia, as well as partners in the ACT Alliance.

Efforts include providing clean water, mosquito nets, farming supplies, counseling and more.

You can pray and give at the ELCA website; 800-638-3522; or by mail to ELCA International Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300.


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