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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 ...
Children hold up an antenna to better receive the TEDx broadcast in Kakuma refugee camp. All photos: TEDx
15 Jun
“Rise and make the most of it”
Refugees, emergency response, Education, Kakuma, Event, Virtual Conference event, Digital Event
15 Jun
First TEDx talk in Kakuma refugee camp highlights talents and contributions of refugees
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...
LWF receiving refugees at Lefori collection point, in Northern Uganda. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
28 Feb
South Sudan crisis set to become Africa’s largest
Refugees, War, South Sudan conflict, conflict, internally displaced people, displacement, Displaced Persons, Refugees. Displaced person, Kenya, Uganda, Kakuma, Ethiopia, South Sudan, South Sudan Crisis
28 Feb
The plight of refugees from South Sudan is set to become Africa’s largest refugee crisis, with the Lutheran World Federation on the frontline in South Sudan and the countries receiving the refugees,...
Students from LWF’s Angelina-Jolie school in Kakuma refugee camp with tablets in computer class. Photo: LWF
25 Jan
Smart Communities in Kenya
Refugees, DWS Kenya-Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, information technology, refugee camps, emergency response, Children, Humanitarian Response, Kakuma, Kenya refugee camps
25 Jan
The Lutheran World Federation has joined a high-powered public-private coalition, who will introduce internet and mobile connectivity, access to clean, efficient energy, and digital financial tools...
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
ALP students at Bahr El Naam Girls Primary school in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya. Photo: LWF/ C.Kästner
31 Aug
A second chance in Kakuma
Department for World Service, Gender Justice
31 Aug
Accelerated Learning Program supports students from conflict zones in Kakuma, Kenya.
Students in the special needs’ education unit at Fashoda Primary School perform a traditional dance. Photo: LWF/Ann Kathure
2 Jun
Building a future with hope
DWS Kenya/Djibouti, Kakuma, refugee
2 Jun
25 years of LWF’s refugee support at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya
LWF helped Anek to return to school and pursue higher education while caring for her child. Photo: LWF Kenya
14 Feb
LWF helps teenage mothers finish high school
refugee, Women, girls, gender-based violence, Education, DWS Kenya/Djibouti
14 Feb
Combining education and protection for girls in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya
New arrivals at the Ifo refugee camp receive an LWR baby kit as well as other non-food items as they are formally registered during the reception process in Dadaab, Kenya. The Ifo settlement is the oldest of the camps in Dadaab, dating back to the early 1990s. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/LWR (2011)
9 Feb
Kenyan court decision stops Dadaab closure
Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, Humanitarian Law, World Service, Refugees, Advocacy
9 Feb
“Basic principles of international humanitarian law upheld" ...
Dadaab refugee camp resident, Jinay, says it's time we It’s time we recognized elderly people as a resource in the community. Photo: LWF Kenya
2 Feb
A better place for the elderly
Refugees, Elderly, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, Aged care
2 Feb
LWF supports aged refugees in Dadaab camp, Kenya
Girls assemble in a school yard in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. Education is a focus of LWF work in the camp. Photo: LWF/Kenya
11 Jan
Transforming lives of refugee children
Kenya, Refugees, Children, students, Education, secondary school, Dadaab reugee camp
11 Jan
The challenge of providing primary education for all in Dadaab refugee camps
Rose Nathike Lokonyen in the chapel of the Ecumenical Center, where the LWF is based. Lokonyen will be one of the speakers at Malmö arena. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
30 Sep
Rose Nathike Lokonyen to speak at Malmö arena
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation, Kakuma, Rose Nathike Lokonyen
30 Sep
Refugee athlete to give testimony at Ecumenical Commemoration
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
If we ever get out of here, a documentary by filmmaker Marika Griehsel and Lollo Jarnebrink
21 Mar
"If we ever get out of here."
Kakuma, refugee, Refugees. Displaced person, DWS Kenya
21 Mar
A film documenting daily life inside the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya ...
Margaret Awak Aguer is mobbed and lifted by fellow students at Shambe Primary School after emerging as the best candidate in Kakuma Refugee camp in the 2015 KCPE with 400 out of a possible 500 marks © LWF Kakuma January 2016
12 Jan
Top marks for girl student in Kakuma refugee camp
DWS Kenya/Djibouti, Kenya, Kakuma, refugee, Refugees. Displaced person
12 Jan
Primary exams in LWF schools in Kenya
Hassan and his carer in their shelter at the Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. The LWF works to ease the burden for elderly in Dadaab. Photo: LWF Kenya
8 Jan
Special care for elderly refugees in Kenya
DWS Kenya, Dadaab, psychosocial support, Refugees. Displaced person
8 Jan
LWF Kenya provides relief goods, food and psychosocial support
Beatrice, centre, with her guardian and one of her brothers inside the tailoring shop that serves as the family’s source of livelihood. Photo: LWF Kenya-Djibouti (Kakuma Office)
19 Nov
A future beyond kiosk work
DWS Kenya/Djibouti, Kenya
19 Nov
LWF Kenya helps child workers return to school
LWF staff member Fahima Ismail talks to Yemen refugees in the Markazi camp, near Obock town, during a LWF assessment of the needs of refugees. Photo: LWF/J. Macharia
20 Jul
Djibouti: Help for refugees from Yemen
Yemen conflict, refugee influx, Djibouti, DWS Kenya/Djibouti
20 Jul
“Extremely challenging conditions”
Graduates with diploma at the graduation ceremony. Photo: LWF/Kenya-Djibouti
6 Mar
“Educated Women are the Key to Development and Peace”
Refugees, Education
6 Mar
Teachers Graduate in Ali Addeh refugee camp, Djibouti