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UN Secretary-General António Guterres during a briefing on COVID-19 at WHO headquarters in Geneva. 24 February 2020. UN Photo / Jean Marc Ferré
25 Mar
COVID-19: LWF joins global UN appeal to help the most vulnerable
COVID19, WASH, coronavirus, emergency, country programs, Children, Protection, Child Protection, refugees protection, Refugees, donate
25 Mar
The LWF together with other organizations is joining the global appeal of the United Nations (UN) for donations to respond to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The UN is calling for 2...
The hospital has set up a special isolation ward and is carefully screening patients and staff before admitting them to the hospital . Photo: LWF/ S. Weinbrenner
25 Mar
COVID-19: Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem makes room for emergency
AVH, Augusta Victoria Hospital, Jerusalem, Palestine, emergency, COVID19, coronavirus
25 Mar
Like hospitals around the world, the Lutheran World Federation LWF Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem has been preparing for the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The hospital...
At the river nearby the Burka Dare site for Internally Displaced People in Oromia, Ethiopia. The Lutheran World Federation supports internally displaced people in several regions of Ethiopia, through water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
18 Mar
COVID-19: LWF World Service calls for donations
COVID19, coronavirus, humanitarian support, Diakonia, Refugees, emergency, World Service, WASH, Protection
18 Mar
In light of the worldwide Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, the LWF humanitarian arm World Service is calling for donations to mitigate the effects in the communities it serves, and to protect...
Bishop Ibrahim Azar of ELCJHL and LWF Country representative Sieglinde Weinbrenner shake hands after signing the MOU. Photo: LWF Jerusalem
3 Mar
LWF Jerusalem centralizes its vocational training in Ramallah
Livelihoods, Jerusalem, AVH, Palestinian Territories, Palestine, vocational training, Youth, Gender, Education
3 Mar
The new LWF vocational training center in Ramallah, Palestine, is about to take shape: On Sunday, 1 March Bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and...
A child receiving dialysis at Augusta Victoria Hospital, East Jerusalem. The presence of a parent for treatment is one of the key demands of the LWF. Photo: Atta Jabr
27 Feb
LWF and partners advocate for Palestinian children’s access to health care
AVH, Palestine, Children, health, security, occupation, Human Rights, child rights, human rights council
27 Feb
Insufficient health care, limited access to specialized treatment, security checks delaying treatment or hindering the accompaniment of a parent: Palestinian children face many challenges to access...
The old city of Jerusalem. The US “Peace to prosperity” plan’s suggestion about the future situation of the capitals for Israel and Palestine is but one of the contested measures proposed. Photo: LWF/ A. Danielsson
5 Feb
LWF joins coalition to reject US “Peace to Prosperity” plan
Jerusalem, Israel, Palestine, United States, Peace, peace building, Middle East
5 Feb
LWF has signed on to a statement with a coalition of other non-government organizations, advocating against the “Peace to prosperity” plan for the Middle East which was announced by the US...
Augusta Victoria Hospital aerial view. Photo: LWF/M.Renaux
14 Nov
Agreement reached concerning AVH cash-flow crisis
Augusta Victoria Hospital, Diakonia, Jerusalem, Palestine, Advocacy, AVH, Middle East
14 Nov
Encouraging news for patients at AVH in East Jerusalem: After the recent cash flow crisis, an agreement was reached with the Palestinian Authority, guaranteeing regular monthly payments of NIS 18...
Augusta Victoria Hospital aerial view. Photo: LWF/M.Renaux
29 Oct
Augusta Victoria Hospital board calls for immediate solution to critical financial situation
Augusta Victoria Hospital, Diakonia, Jerusalem, Palestine, Statement, Public Statement
29 Oct
The board of the Augusta Victoria Hospital has expressed, in a public statement issued today, its extreme concern over the crisis situation that has arisen due to the non-payment of patient fees.
Maria Immonen, director of LWF World service. Photo: LWF
19 Aug
Organizations need to promote women’s confidence
World Humanitarian Day, Women, Humanitarian Heroes, humanitarian worker security, WomenHumanitarians
19 Aug
World Humanitarian Day casts a spotlight on those who work in humanitarian and development organizations, often in dangerous and challenging environments, to support victims of conflict or natural...
Amrita Rai works as a volunteer in Sanischare Refugee Camp. Photo: LWF Nepal
16 Aug
Fighting against injustice and inequality
World Humanitarian Day, Women, Humanitarian Heroes, humanitarian worker security, WomenHumanitarians
16 Aug
A volunteer from Nepal shares her story on World Humanitarian Day. LWF Nepal, with support from the UNHCR has provided asylum to Bhutanese refugees since 1991, finding long-term solutions to increase...
Sarah Ewoi, with a South Sudanese refugee family at Nadapal center. Photo : LWF Kenya
15 Aug
Selfless service at the front line
World Humanitarian Day, Women, Humanitarian Heroes, humanitarian worker security, WomenHumanitarians
15 Aug
Sarah Ewoi is a mother of 4, working for the Lutheran World Federation – World Service at the Nadapal Transit Centre in Kenya. For World Humanitarian day she shares what she experiences every day.
Two young men construct a house in the Beldangi Refugee Camp in southeast Nepal. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
20 Jun
Taking leadership #WithRefugees
World Refugee Day, Department for World Service, #withrefugees, refugee, Leadership, Water, shelter, psychosocial support, host communities
20 Jun
All over the world, churches are making a difference for people on the move. They provide shelter, food and water, give psychosocial support, and help to build relations with host communities. So...
World Service staff attending the GLTM hold the names of the countries where they are working. Photo:LWF/A. Hillert
16 May
Rooted in faith, committed to serving others
Policy/Guidelines, Human resource management, Finance, country programs, security, Humanitarian Response, environment, World Service, Leadership
16 May
On 9 May in Geneva, a ten-day Global Leadership Team Meeting (GLTM) opened for staff of the LWF’s World Service department which serves some 3 million people in countries across the globe through its...
Messages of peace in a school run by LWF in Upper Nile State, South Sudan. Photo: LWF/ C: Kästner
17 Aug
World Humanitarian Day: LWF calls for protection of humanitarian space
notatarget, Humanitarian Heroes, humanitarian aid, aid worker security, humanitarian worker security, emergency, security, Advocacy, Peace
17 Aug
On World Humanitarian Day, the LWF calls for a better protection of humanitarian space.
Jacob Longar Aleer. Photo: LWF/ S. Gallay
17 Aug
Working in a high-risk area
DWS South Sudan, Education, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, aid worker security, humanitarian worker security, security, Staff, notatarget, Peace
17 Aug
Interview with Jacob Aleer, LWF Security Focal Point in Jonglei, South Sudan ...
Marcia Blasi, Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge and Regional Program Coordinator Anne Caroline Tevoy look on as Bishop Munib Younan presents a decorative tile of the LWF Assembly logo to the Rev. Dr. Nestor Paulo Friedrich, Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil. The Brazilian church made a gift to the AVH Hospital and the tile is a token of thanks. Photo: LWF/Johanan Celine Valeriano
1 Jun
Solidarity for resilience in the Holy Land
AVH, Department for World Service, Augusta Victoria Hospital
1 Jun
Brazilian church raises EUR 51,400 for LWF East Jerusalem hospital
Students watch as a teacher demonstrates a technique in the carpentry workshop. The summer camp encouraged girls and boys to also explore career choices beyond those stereotypically assigned to their gender. Photo: LWF Jerusalem
15 Sep
Sports and practical work experience
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Vocational Training Center, Education, sport, Palestine
15 Sep
LWF summer camp provides career orientation for youth in Beit Hanina, Palestine
Augusta Victoria Hospital CEO Walid Nammour: the hospital is the main arm of the LWF in Jerusalem. Photo: LWF/M.Renaux
26 May
LWF Jerusalem cancer hospital a center of excellence
Augusta Victoria Hospital, Walid Nammour
26 May
New CEO wants Augusta Victoria to care for all
The ribbon cutting ceremony, led by Bishop Munib A. Younan, holding a child who may be undergoing a bone marrow transplantation in the newly opened Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. Photo: LWF Jerusalem
15 Apr
“Restore hope, revive dreams”
Augusta Victoria Hospital, AVH
15 Apr
New unit for bone marrow transplantation at Augusta-Victoria-Hospital
Ghadeer Altawil at her work station in Beit Hanina. Photo: LWF/ Jerusalem
8 Mar
Young women with a knack for electronics
Jerusalem, Women, women's rights, women's empowerment, women's human rights, International Women's Rights Day, IWD2016
8 Mar
LWF vocational training centers reach out to female students
Recently erected checkpoints cause delays for patients and staff attempting to reach area hospitals. Photo: LWF
20 Oct
Statement by East Jerusalem Hospital Network
AVH
20 Oct
Concern for hospital staff and patients
The LWF is among ACT Alliance members condemning deaths, housing demolitions and destruction in Palestine and Israel, including Gaza. File photo: ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
16 Oct
“Violence cannot solve the conflict”
ACT Alliance, Palestine
16 Oct
ACT Palestine Forum statement calls for protection of civilians and access to Holy Sites
People pick through rubble at the site of a demolition in Wadi Sneysel, in the West Bank near East Jerusalem.
21 Aug
Surge in Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes condemned by 31 international organizations
Demolition, Israeli demolitions, Palestine, Palestinian homes, Rev. Mark Brown
21 Aug
LWF rejects the use of threat or violence
Augusta Victoria Hospital staff before entering Gaza at the time of the 2014 conflict. The LWF Council has condemned the continued violence in the region. Photo: LWF Jerusalem
3 Aug
Middle East “needs justice not more arms”
Council 2015, LWF Council 2015, Middle East, Middle East conflict, Council resolution
3 Aug
LWF Council concern over violence against religious minorities ...
An AVH graduate shares his excitement with a selfie at a reception after the graduation ceremony. Photo: LWF Jerusalem/ T. Montgomery
24 Jun
First oncology graduation ceremony at Augusta Victoria Hospital
Oncology, graduation, Augusta Victoria Hospital, Jerusalem
24 Jun
Eleven students receive diploma in oncology nursing