NEWS BRIEFS FOR THE LAKE COMMUNITY . . .

  • SILVER LAKE WATER PRESSURE PROJECT is 75% complete. Restoration of disturbed properties is underway. The next step is the construction of the Pump House. This will begin once the booster pump is delivered.
  • SILVER LAKE OUTLET SAMPLING, a process only good for 5 years, has been completed again. The Village and Town of Perry and the Town of Castile funded the current sampling to the tune of $34,765. The next 2 steps: analysis and report writing.
  • PERRY SCHOOL DISTRICT -- Library Ballot at Perry Library June 6, 2017, from 12 Noon to 9:00 p.m. Election of 2 members to the Library Trustees to fill 3 year terms beginning July 1, 2017. For more info., click HERE.
  • SILVER LAKE EXPERIENCE 2017 -- Two of our presenters have recently been recognized: Jim Montanus just won “Best Rochester Photographer” and Roula Alkhouri was chosen as Genesee County Woman of Distinction for Social Justice.
  • THE SLI ANNUAL TAXES are due June 30, 2017 without penalty.
  • FOR GROUP MEETINGS INFO., click HERE or click on the "Schedule of Hours & Meetings" tab above.

  • Saturday, April 15, 2017

    UN to Cut Food Aid for Nigeria
    Crisis as Funding Falls Short

    SLE 2017 Theme of Social Justice
    Food aid will be cut for more than a million hungry Nigerians affected by Boko Haram's insurgency if promised funding from the international community doesn't arrive, according to a United Nations official. Peter Lundberg, the deputy U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, wrote in the French newspaper Le Monde that just 15 percent of the U.N. aid appeal for one of the world's worst humanitarian crises has been received. Over the next six months, $242 million is needed to help 1.8 million people, he said.
    "Without sufficient financing, the World Food Program will have to reduce its vital support," he wrote Friday. A half-million children in northeast Nigeria are suffering from severe malnutrition, Lundberg said. "Without treatment, one in five will die," he said. WFP's Nigeria office did not respond to a request for more details on what aid would be cut and when.
    Nigeria is part of what the U.N. has called the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was founded in 1945, with more than 20 million people in four countries facing possible famine. The other nations are South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. Lundberg said the U.N. has appealed for $1 billion in aid this year for Nigeria, where an estimated 4.7 million people in the northeast are in urgent need of food aid.
    Nigeria's military has been fighting to win back areas that have been under the control of the Boko Haram extremist group. The years-long Islamic insurgency in the vast northeast has disrupted both markets and farming, creating the hunger crisis.

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