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Rose Nathike Lokonyen at the Global Compact on refugees Consultation. Photo: LWF/ Peter Kenny
14 Jun
LWF refugee athlete tells UN to listen to refugees
Kakuma, refugee camps, Refugees, UNHCR, refugees protection, Advocacy, refugee camp, emergency, Lund
14 Jun
Olympic athlete and refugee from the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, where the LWF works, Rose Nathike Lokonyen’s story quickly drew the attention of the international participants at the 5th formal con
Refugees walking on the railways at the border between Hungary and Serbia. Photo: ELCH/ Zsuzsanna Horvath-Bolla
14 Mar
LWF General Secretary urges upholding of human rights
Refugees, Refugees. Displaced person, refugees protection, refugee crisis, conflict, Protection, Welcoming the Stranger, General Secretary Martin Junge, LWF General Secretary, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge
14 Mar
Churches need to stand against the deterioration of humanitarian values and human rights, The Lutheran World Federation General Secretary, Rev. Dr Martin Junge, said in Germany.
A refugee builds a traditional house in Moyo, northern Uganda. The country has been commended for its progressive refugee policy, allowing displaced people to settle and start a livelihood. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
6 Mar
LWF urges UN members to support progressive refugee policies
UNHCR, Refugees, Welcoming the Stranger, #withrefugees, Advocacy
6 Mar
Together with other non-governmental organizations, The Lutheran World Federation called for more efforts to implement the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework in Africa.
Rev Robert Goyek Daga, in front of the millennium Cathedral that his church is building in the center of Garoua town. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
6 Feb
Diakonia and dialogue for peace
Diakonia, Interfaith, refugee, IDP, refugee camp, Livelihoods, emergency
6 Feb
Rev Robert Goyek Daga, in front of the millennium Cathedral that his church is building in the center of Garoua town. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
Newly arrived refugees outside the parish house of Katarina Parish, Stockholm, Sweden. Photo: Magnus Aronson /Ikon
24 Nov
Pleading for the rights of unaccompanied minors fleeing crisis
CoS, Migrants, European refugee crisis, Child Protection, Children, Human Rights
24 Nov
Church of Sweden seeks urgent government protection for vulnerable youth and children from Afghanistan
Khadija in her home. Photo: LWF Kenya-Djibouti
7 Nov
“Hagadera is my home now”
Elderly, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Women's Stories
7 Nov
Interview with a refugee in Dadaab
Bishop Dr Tamas Fabiny, Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary sits with displaced people in northern Iraq. Photo: ELCH Northern Diocese
20 Jun
World Refugee Day: Extend the hand of welcome
World Refugee Day 2017, #withrefugees, World Refugee Day
20 Jun
Statement by LWF President Musa and General Secretary Junge
Students celebrate the return of exiled SWAPO leader Sam Nujoma on 14 September 1989
20 Mar
The LWF and Namibia’s quest for independence
Assembly 2017, Twelfth Assembly, Namibia, Independence
20 Mar
In pictures, the story of the LWF in the lead-up to Namibian independence
A refugee from Mosul, Iraq, checks her name in order to recieve assistance, at the Dibaga camp, Makhmur, Iraq. Photo: LWF/Seivan M.Salim
10 Feb
Prayer and action on behalf of those seeking refuge
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, ELCA, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
10 Feb
ELCA presiding bishop sends pastoral letter
Faith calls all Christians to love and welcome the stranger, the refugee, the internally displaced person, the statement says. Photo: LWF Jordan/Maria de la Guardia
31 Jan
LWF signs statement with ecumenical partners on US Presidential Executive Order on Refugees
Regufees
31 Jan
“Abysmal failure of compassion and responsibility”
Staff of LWF Chad praised for competence and commitment. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
22 Dec
Professional and passionate service to the neighbor
LWF Chad, agriculture program, Refugees, host communities
22 Dec
LWF General Secretary thanks LWF staff in Chad for their inspiring work
Discussing solidarity in Europe: Bishop Dr Tamás Fabiny (2nd from left), Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien (middle) and Bishop Dr Frank July (right). Photo: EKD/U. Hacke
10 Nov
Europe in Solidarity – Evangelical Lutheran insights
Refugees, LWF Vice-President, VELKD
10 Nov
Panel with European LWF vice-presidents
A mother prepares a meal for her children. The family fled from Mosul a few weeks ago and now lives in Debaga camp. All images: LWF/ Seivan Salim
17 Oct
Relief goods for Mosul refugees
Syria Crisis, Syria, Mosul, Iraq
17 Oct
Thousands have fled to Debaga camp
Helsinki's Kallio Church will ring a funeral melody to raise awareness about the bombing of Aleppo. Photo: Henna Aaltonen
14 Oct
Church bells ringing in Finland for Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria, Human Rights
14 Oct
LWF supports initiative to protest violations
LWF President Bishop Younan and General Secretary Junge expressed deep appreciation for the previous leadership of Antonio Guterres, left, as High Commissioner for Refugees. Photo: LWF
13 Oct
LWF congratulates UN Secretary General-Designate António Guterres
Secretary General-Designate of the United Nations, António Guterres
13 Oct
Younan and Junge encourage former High Commissioner to draw inspiration from service to refugees
Men in South Sudan reconstruct their house after the village was destroyed in Jonglei. Photo: ACT/ Paul Jeffrey
3 Oct
Churches vital for peace process in South Sudan
South Sudan conflict, panel discussion
3 Oct
Panel discussion about civil society and peace-building from below in South Sudan
Panel discussion on rights of refugees in protracted situations. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
28 Sep
Refugee rights in protracted situations
Refugees, East and Horn of Africa
28 Sep
LWF panel discusses rights of refugees in protracted East African crises
Dozens of people turned out to learn how to make energy-efficient stoves. Photo: LWF Uganda
23 Sep
Keeping the environment - and the peace
energy-efficient stoves, South Sudan conflict
23 Sep
Courses on fuel-efficiency foster peace between refugees and hosts in Uganda
Refugees queue at Chios, Greece. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
22 Sep
Immediate commitments to refugees and migrants needed
New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants
22 Sep
New York declaration “an historic opportunity”
A couple at the voucher fair. Photo: LWF/C. Caraux-Pelletan
21 Sep
A matter of dignity
Central African Republic, CAR emergency program
21 Sep
CAR: innovative voucher system instead of aid distribution
Camp management officer Nan Oo Hlaing is pleased when women speak up on matters. Photo: LWF Myanmar
18 Aug
Rising to the challenge of camp management
World Humanitarian Day 2016
18 Aug
“Committed to challenging work” with displaced people in Myanmar
Fleeing the horrors of the DRC, Shantal quickly stepped up to become a role model in the LWF camp at Rwamwanja, Uganda. Photo: LWF Uganda
18 Aug
Defying the odds to become a role model
World Humanitarian Day 2016
18 Aug
Rape survivor a tireless worker for refugee women’s rights in Uganda
Rose Nathike Lokonyen, a South Sudanese refugee, now a world-class athlete at the 2016 Olympics. Photo: UNHCR/Benjamin Loiseau
29 Jul
Run for peace and South Sudan
Olympics 2016
29 Jul
LWF refugee student competes on team refugees in the Olympic Games
Syrian refugee children at a fence facing the Aegean Sea coast, Greece. Photo: ACT/ Paul Jeffrey
4 Jul
“Meet refugees in service and love”
Refugees, European refugee crisis
4 Jul
Letter to European member churches
Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
20 Jun
Global Lutheran leaders sign UN refugee agency petition
World Refugee Day 2016, Council 2016
20 Jun
LWF stands with 60 million displaced people on World Refugee Day
A fast-track education scheme run by the LWF allows Abdulai al Riziq to continue his education. Photo: C.Kästner
20 Jun
Displaced by war
World Refugee Day 2016, South Sudan, DWS South Sudan
20 Jun
Abdulai al Riziq from South Sudan
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
16 Jun
A community of love
Council 2016, President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan
16 Jun
LWF President Younan’s Address to Council
Dadaab is the world’s largest cluster of refugee camps, with a population of more than 350,000 people. At its Kambioos camp, LWF provides dedicated areas for girls that offer activities and protection. Photo: LWF
11 May
Kenya’s decision to end refugee hosting will increase risks for thousands
Dadaab, Kakuma, Kenya, Rev. Dr Martin Junge
11 May
LWF joins call to uphold the rights of refugees