UN Agencies

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

UNHCR works to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.

The LWF has a long-standing history and partnership with UNHCR. Currently, we are their fifth largest partner globally, supporting 1.4 million refugees in 2012.

Our work with UNHCR includes refugee camp management, shelter, food distribution, water and sanitation, education, and community services – including support to host communities.

We also engage in efforts to build peace, security, and protection for vulnerable groups. In addition, we advocate for pro-refugee policies at the national and international level.

In 2012, new refugee operations were started in Jordan, Mauritania, South Sudan and Uganda.

We partner in on-going and expanding operations in Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nepal.



The UN World Food Programme (WFP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are key UN agencies that partner with the LWF to support vulnerable communities and children.

Currently, we are implementing UN agency programs including food security, food for work, and water and sanitation projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, and Nepal.