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How to Save a Life – Thoughts on the Crisis in Somalia

In the hills of rural Guatemala, Blanca, a 3-year-old girl, is on the verge of death. The reason? Lack of food and water. Not many people know where Blanca lives. Her story will never hit the evening news. Her family lives in extreme poverty and the chance of them...

Road to Dadaab

Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya now bears the grim title of the largest refugee camp on planet earth. Overcapacity and under-resourced, Dadaab is a virtual city of ramshackle tents as far as the eye can see. The rusty glow of dust covers the landscape in a haze that...

Famine Claims the Lives of Thousands

Today, my heart is heavy. Reports from the field and from our Director of Humanitarian Aid have confirmed my greatest fears about the famine in the Horn of Africa. Twelve million Somalis, Kenyans, and Ethiopians are starving due to the worst drought since the 1950s....

Hungry, Thirsty, and Desperate

And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. –Isaiah 58:10. Over the past several weeks, I have watched and listened closely to the...

Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Most of us in America may just be hearing about the mounting crisis in Somalia and the surrounding nations in what is commonly called the “Horn of Africa.” Images of malnourished children and lines of refugees have only recently reached our television screens after...
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