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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...
Panelists at the 27 March event in the Bundestag. From left to right: Lisa Binder (Bread for the World), Sabine Minninger (Policy Advisor on Climate Change, Bread for the World), Maina Talia (Panelist from Tuvalu), Claudia Roth (German Green Party politician and Bundestag Vice President), Dr. Julia Duchrow (Human Rights Expert, Bread for the World), Sophie Gebreyes (LWF Country Representative in Ethiopia). Photo: Sabine Mininger/BftW
3 Apr
Industrialized nations must ‘honor moral responsibility’ to mitigate effects of climate change in Ethiopia
Diakonia, DWS Ethiopia, Climate, IDP, internally displaced people, Climate Change, drought relief
3 Apr
The devastating effects of climate change and conflict on rural communities in Ethiopia were under the spotlight at the German Parliament during a recent presentation by the LWF representative in...
Participants in the women’s self-help group Tesfa (‘hope’) gather for the day. All photos: LWF/Albin Hillert
22 Feb
Ethiopian church empowers communities to thrive on their own
Climate Change, Diakonia, Livelihoods, Food Security, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge, Ethiopia, 2019 LWF General Secretary Ethiopia visit
22 Feb
The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus supports communities across the country through its Development and Social Services Commission
 A group of Oromo IDPs walk on the dry riverbed near Burka Dare IDP site in Ethiopia. The Lutheran World Federation supports internally displaced people in several regions of Ethiopia, through emergency response on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) as well as long-term development and empowerment projects, to help build resilience and adapt communities’ lifestyles to a changing climate. 27 January 2019. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
12 Feb
Ethiopia: Creativity in the face of hardship
Climate, DWS Ethiopia, WASH, IDP, internally displaced people, 2019 LWF General Secretary Ethiopia visit
12 Feb
The Lutheran World Federation supports internally displaced people in several regions of Ethiopia, through emergency response on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) as well as long-term development...
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 ...
Yusuf Mohamed Ali, 42, and his family. He came as a refugee from Bey Dedawa, Somalia in 2007. Four of his nine children have been born in the camp. LWF supported him with chicken so he could start poultry production. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
5 Dec
Ethiopia to implement new refugee framework
UNHCR, Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, Livelihoods, Refugees. Displaced person
5 Dec
The Lutheran World Federation has welcomed the commitment of the Ethiopian government to the protection of refugees with the official launch of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in...
Ms Birzegen Yiman on the conservation site at Lalibela, Ethiopia. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
3 Oct
How to create a forest
Ethiopia, Climate Change, environment
3 Oct
LWF conserves environment in Ethiopia ...
Abduleh Hasan and his wife Shukri show some of their harvest. Photo: LWF/C.Kaestner
29 Aug
Seeds and peace in Ethiopia
Refugees, Livelihoods, Ethiopia
29 Aug
Livelihoods project improves relations between refugees and hosts in Ethiopia.
Suhai Ismael Abuker with a customer in her hairdressing salon. Photos: LWF/C. Kästner
17 Aug
Training to be tailors and barbers
Refugees, Capacity development, Somalia, DWS Ethiopia, Livelihoods
17 Aug
LWF livelihoods projects support long-term refugees in Ethiopia
LWF Ethiopia program coordinator Biruk Kebede (center) speaks at the panel debate on Education, Youth and Climate Change at COP 22, in Marrakech, Morocco. Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
10 Nov
Connecting the local to the global at climate conference
COP22, DWS Ethiopia, Climate Change
10 Nov
LWF Ethiopia brings perspectives from communities devastated by climate change
Lasta and Lalibela in North Wollo, Amhara, is one of the districts most seriously affected by drought. Photo: LWF/S. Gebreyes
15 Sep
Flooding and insecurity after drought
DWS Ethiopia, Ethiopia, drought
15 Sep
More funding needed for recovery from El Nino in Ethiopia
The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus helps to diffuse tension and reconcile communities in the southwestern region of Gambella. At a recent workshop, trainees washed the feet of a man, woman, youth and child, as a sign of love and respect. Photo: EECMY Peace Office
7 Jul
Ethiopian church fosters peace and reconciliation in Gambella
DWS, DWS Ethiopia, Peace
7 Jul
Pastors, community members trained in conflict resolution
Woday Gelaye shows the meager chickpea harvest. He relies on food aid to feed his family. Photo: LWF/ Hannah Mornement
25 Feb
10 million Ethiopians need emergency aid
Ethiopia, DWS Ethiopia
25 Feb
LWF appeals for emergency assistance
Refugee children fetching water from a water point constructed by the LWF. Photo: LWF/DWS Ethiopia
22 Mar
New Camp for Refugees in Gambella
Refugees, Water, South Sudan Crisis
22 Mar
Relocation Site for Flooded Leitchuor Camps Established
A young boy collects buckets for washing and water transport at the LWF distribution point in Leitchuor camp. Photo: LWF Ethiopia/ Heidi Lehto
5 Dec
Ethiopia: Focus on Hygiene in Flooded Camps
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees
5 Dec
“Emergency Within an Emergency”
LWF team in the Gambella, Ethiopia, refugee camp. Photo: LWF/DWS Ethiopia
10 Oct
Flooded Camps in Ethiopia’s Gambella Region Cause Water, Food Crisis for South Sudanese Refugees
Refugees, South Sudan Crisis, Water, WASH
10 Oct
Health Risks from Cholera, Malaria and Hepatitis E
NFIs from the LWF and partner organizations are ferried by boat to remote islands in Twic East County, South Sudan.  Photo: LWF South Sudan/George Taban
27 Jun
Food Insecurity in South Sudan, as LWF Seeks More Financial Support for Intervention
Refugees, Displaced Persons, Food Security, WASH, Livelihoods, Water, Education, South Sudan Crisis
27 Jun
Poor Response to Funding Appeals for Refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda
A South Sudanese girl at the Lietchor refugee camp in Gambella, western Ethiopia. Photo: Christof Krackhardt/ACT/Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
16 Apr
LWF Ethiopia Says Refugee Camp Capacity Is “Severely Overstretched”
Refugees, South Sudan Crisis
16 Apr
Insufficient Funding Compounds Situation for over 90,000 South Sudanese