Famined Africans build water tanks, aided by LDS Church

by | Apr. 02, 2012

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What happens to a place struck by famine or disaster after the world's attention turns to another disaster, in another place?

A famine in the Horn of Africa, the worst in the region in the last 60 years, has displaced nearly half a million people from Somalia, who have fled hunger and war for a better life. The Horn of Africa is one of the harshest and most unforgiving places on the planet. Three years of punishing drought have left the region bone dry and devastated.

Along the border of Somalia, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is on the front lines of this crisis, along with some of the world's biggest and most respected humanitarian organizations.

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