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Summarized by Kent Larsen

LDS Church Aids Ethiopia
(Church of Jesus Sends Aids to Ethiopia)
Lagos Nigeria Post Express 23May00 N1

LAGOS, NIGERIA -- The LDS Church is shipping 4,000 tons of wheat to famine-stricken areas of Ethiopia. 220 twenty-foot containers of wheat are being packed and shipped from an LDS-Church-owned farm near Cambridge, England, with the assistance of volunteers from local LDS units.

Ethiopia has suffered from recurring famines, often exacerbated, like the recent famine, by war. Ethiopia is currently at war with its neighbor, Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia in 1991. The current war broke out in May 1998.

The aid comes on top of LDS assistance to Mozambique and Zimbabwe earlier this year. Then the Church provided 1,920,000 pounds of food and $50,000 in cash for the purchase of relief supplies locally.


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