Briefly noted

Lutheran World Relief has received a $640,104 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help nomadic communities in Niger avert food crises through new approaches that help bring vulnerable populations back from the brink of hunger. The 18-month grant will support a project in the Dakoro region of Niger, working with nomadic pastoralists—communities that depend on livestock raising as their only livelihood—to help them both improve household nutrition and reduce the risk of food shortages. Drought, locust swarms and economic shocks have led to suffering not seen in 30 years. “We can’t reverse the problems that caused this year’s crisis,” said LWR president Kathryn Wolford, “but we can make a significant impact.”


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