Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chicago-area firefighters help Latin America

"It was still dark outside when the Rev. Henoch Fuentes rose from his bed one morning last February to the sounds of people screaming.

Moments earlier, an 8.8-magnitude earthquake had rocked Chile."

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Drought, lack of food threaten millions in Horn of Africa, says World Vision

"World Vision says years of unrelenting drought in many parts of the region have thrown the Horn of Africa into a humanitarian crisis that is threatening the lives of millions of families living in the region, including more than 6 million people in Kenya and Somalia. Children under five are particularly vulnerable. Lack of food, malnutrition, access to water, and the general health of livestock are key concerns for the international relief agency."

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