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LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge and the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Paulino Wanawilla Onango (right) during the LWF-hosted UN side event on human rights in South Sudan. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
13 Mar
South Sudan: Human rights’ review mechanism provides strong foundation for lasting peace
Advocacy, UPR, United Nations, General Secretary Martin Junge, South Sudan
13 Mar
LWF and representatives of both civil society and faith-based actors in South Sudan have noted the government’s growing openness to address human rights violations through constructive engagement...
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 ...
Fisherman Kur Kuany in his boat. Photo: LWF South Sudan
18 Jun
Fishing instead of fighting
South Sudan, livelihood, development, emergency
18 Jun
Tools and market access for fishermen in war-torn South Sudan ...
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,...
Attacked while fleeing South Sudan, Amina, 17, is now in the care of the Lutheran World Federation at Palorinya refugee camp, northern Uganda. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
7 Mar
A total absence of law
gender-based violence, Gender Justice, Refugees, South Sudan Crisis, emergency response
7 Mar
LWF supports survivors of gender-based violence in South Sudan
Refugees in Elegu reception center managed by LWF, at the border between South Sudan and Northern Uganda. Photo: LWF Uganda
14 Dec
Concern about situation in South Sudan
Humanitarian disaster, Famine, Violence, Peace agreement
14 Dec
Atrocities and impending famine in war-torn country
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
An LWF staff member speaks to children as they line up before class at a school in the Ajuong Thok refugee camp in South Sudan. Rising levels of violence this week have forced the LWF to evacuate staff from the capital. Photo: ACT/Paul Jeffrey
15 Jul
Escalating violence in South Sudan forces LWF to evacuate staff from Juba
DWS South Sudan, Violence
15 Jul
Staff sent home, to safe locations or to Nairobi
Randa Osman Al-Majalis (left) and Rebecca Makki (right), two of the top five students from Ajoung Thok awarded by the ministry. Photo: LWF/ A. Mwaura
7 Jul
South Sudan: Refugee students shine in final exams
DWS, DWS South Sudan, refugee camps
7 Jul
LWF schools in South Sudan rank top in state examinations
Gisma with her family. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
16 Jun
“I want to educate and support”
South Sudan, DWS
16 Jun
Day of the African Child advocates against early marriage
Sudanese refugee Amona Tia prepares the evening meal for her siblings at the Ajuong Thok refugee camp in South Sudan. With help from the LWF, she has resumed schooling. Photo: LWF/A. Kiura
26 Oct
South Sudan: new classrooms needed for refugee children
DWS South Sudan
26 Oct
Conflict in Kordofan causes massive influx to South Sudan's Ajuong Thok refugee camp...
Benjamin, head teacher of Nyumanzi 1 primary school, at the borehole built by LWF with BPRM support next to the school. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
20 May
Uganda: Boreholes for Education
South Sudan Crisis, Water, Education
20 May
Schools Profit from LWF Motorized Water System
One of the new boreholes in Adjumani. Photo: LWF Uganda
22 Mar
Uganda: Water for Adjumani
Water, South Sudan Crisis
22 Mar
LWF Installs Solar Pumps to Improve Water Supply
Child rights club in Kaya refugee camp, South Sudan. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
19 Mar
Uganda: Regional Workshop on Child Protection
Child Protection, South Sudan Crisis
19 Mar
Mechanisms to Safeguard the Most Vulnerable
Primary school students sit their final examination at Napata school in Ajoung Thok refugee camp, South Sudan. Photo: LWF South Sudan
6 Feb
Final exams for primary students in Ajoung Thok
Education, Children
6 Feb
LWF Program Provides Education to Children in Conflict
The returning LWF staff were welcomed by a crowd at Juba airport. Photo: LWF/E. Mpanya
6 Feb
LWF South Sudan Staff Arrives Safely in Juba
Humanitarian Access
6 Feb
Call for protection of the humanitarian space
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
7 Aug
South Sudan: LWF Condemns Aid Workers’ Killing, Evacuates Maban Staff amid Growing Insecurity
Staff, Violence, South Sudan Crisis
7 Aug
Temporary Suspension of Assistance to Sudanese Refugees and Host Communities
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
LWF staff provides a displaced woman in Bor with a water, sanitation and health kit. Photo: LWF/South Sudan
12 May
Calling the International Community to Action in South Sudan
United Nations, Peace, Violence
12 May
NGOs Propose Seven Steps to Address Crisis, Churches Call to Prayer
Children look for valuable items in the ashes of what was once the central market in Bor. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance
29 Apr
LWF Joins Call to End Violence against Civilians in South Sudan
South Sudan Crisis, Displaced Persons, Refugees, United Nations
29 Apr
A Callous Disregard for Civilian Life
LWF distribution of non-food items to IDPs in Twic East county, Jonglei State, South Sudan on 30 March. Photo: LWF South Sudan/J. Aleer
25 Apr
LWF Pleads for Cessation of Hostilities and Humanitarian Access to Civilians in South Sudan
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Displaced Persons, United Nations
25 Apr
High Risk of Conflict Destabilizing Entire Region
Many of those displaced rely on untreated water from swamps and rivers. The LWF provides water treatment tablets to purify drinking water. Photo: Melany Markham
12 Mar
South Sudan: Intervention Critical for IDPs Before Long Rainy Season Begins
South Sudan Crisis, Displaced Persons, Staff
12 Mar
Interview with LWF Country Program Coordinator Lokiru Matendo
LWF volunteers John Garang and Peter Jok at Adjumani refugee camp, Uganda. DCA/ACT/LWF/Mai Gad
30 Jan
Now Refugees in Uganda, LWF South Sudanese Staff Support Emergency Response in Adjumani
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Staff
30 Jan
LWF Provides Life-Saving Assistance to Thousands Seeking Refuge in Camps
Refugees fleeing the crisis in South Sudan arrive at Kakuma camp in Kenya. Photo: LWF/J. Macharia
8 Jan
South Sudanese Religious Leaders Calling for Ceasefire
Refugees, Displaced Persons, Violence, Peace, South Sudan Crisis
8 Jan
LWF on the Ground to Assist Refugees from the Conflict
LWF-led education project for Yida refugees, South Sudan. Photo: LWF/M. Hyden
20 Nov
LWF Receives Nobel Peace Prize Money
Education, Refugees
20 Nov
Project to Provide Education Support for Children in South Sudan