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.