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Kathryn Wolford, president of Lutheran World Relief, visited West Africa in early September to see firsthand the effects of chronic food deficits in Niger and to offer additional assistance to partner agencies there. LWR is the overseas relief and development ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. “I am pleased to report that due to our incredible partners, our staff and our supporters, LWR was among the first aid agencies to get food distributed to severely affected communities in Niger,” Wolford said. “Even though the food crisis has faded from the headlines, it still continues and needs our constant attention,” she said. “The people who live in villages where LWR partners have been doing long-term development work fared better than others; the children were healthier and their parents were strong enough to continue working in their fields.”

 

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