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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
Photo: Dr Tawfiq Nasser, 2014. Photo: LWF Jerusalem
18 May
Tribute to Dr Tawfiq Nasser
Dr Tawfiq A. Nasser, tribute, Obituary
18 May
“Long and faithful service” to the Augusta Victoria Hospital
Dina Khoury, OR and infection Control Nurse, and others who were part of the AVH team sent to Gaza in August 2014, shared their experiences with an assembly of AVH staff upon the team's return to Jerusalem. Photo: LWF Jerusalem
13 Apr
LWF Advocates for Gaza Reconstruction
Gaza, AVH
13 Apr
World Not Delivering on Gaza Reconstruction Promises, New Report Warns
Yousef has opened a metal workshop in Ash-Shuyuk and provides employment to his brother. Photo: LWF Jerusalem/T. Montgomery
11 Feb
Jerusalem: Successful LWF Vocational Training Graduates
Education
11 Feb
“A Decision I Will Never Regret”
Augusta-Victoria Hospital. Photo: LWF/M. Brown
10 Dec
Cash-flow Crisis of Augusta Victoria Hospital Averted
Middle East
10 Dec
Payment by Palestinian Authority
Augusta Victoria Hospital's second medical team left for Gaza on 4 August. Photo: LWF Jerusalem/M. Brown
6 Aug
LWF Augusta Victoria Hospital Sends Medical Teams, Supplies to Gaza to Treat Injured
AVH, Violence, Middle East
6 Aug
“Massive Stories of Sorrow, Pain and Loss”
Bishop Munib Younan speaks to an injured boy in the Intensive Care Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital. Photo: D. Hudson/ELCJHL
4 Aug
Bishop Younan Leads Delegates Consoling Gaza-Injured in Jerusalem Hospitals
Middle East, LWF President, AVH, Violence
4 Aug
Augusta Victoria Hospital Offers Medical Team Support and Supplies
Augusta Victoria Hospital. Photo: LWF/DWS Jerusalem/M. Brown
28 Jul
Augusta Victoria Hospital to Care for Injured From Gaza
Middle East
28 Jul
Call for Ceasefire via Social Media
Council members vote on LWF decisions. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
19 Jun
LWF Council Actions
Council 2014, LWF Council, Member Churches, Syria Crisis, Staff, Assembly 2017
19 Jun
Changes in Departments, Welcome to New Member Churches
LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge (left) and the Middle East program representative Rev. Mark Brown talk with AVH pediatric nurse Shadja Nasser. Photo: LWF/Thomas Ekelund
10 Apr
LWF Encouraged by Sustained Advocacy to Resolve Financial Situation at Augusta Victoria Hospital
10 Apr
“We are confident because the results are encouraging"...