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In a country experiencing recurring drought, the LWF country program work in Ethiopia includes support to farmers in Lalibela to build irrigation canals and terraces for food and water conservation. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
4 Oct
LWF country programs in East Africa plan joint approach to humanitarian crises
Climate Change, Humanitarian Response, South Sudan, Refugees. Displaced person, Kenya, Advocacy
4 Oct
A regional response to the humanitarian crises in South Sudan and Somalia, and joint work on thematic areas such as climate change were the themes of a Regional Meeting of the LWF World Service...
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.
Refugees wait their turn, at a distribution of non-food items in Minawao. The Minawao camp for Nigerian refugees, located in the Far North region of Cameroon, hosts some 58,000 refugees from North East Nigeria. The refugees are supported by the Lutheran World Federation, together with a range of partners. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
20 Jun
Faith actors call for Global Solidarity with Refugees
Department for World Service, Ebola, LWF Uganda, DRC, Risk Management, Refugees, #withrefugees, refugee, Human Rights, World Refugee Day, peace building, Peace, Protection, refugees protection, xenophobia
20 Jun
The diversity of origins and traditions which make humanity unique are being targeted by intolerance, sometimes by brutal violence, and refugees are often on the front line of this assault...
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...
Paul Sunday Odriga teaches students at at Duba Functional Adult Learning Centre in Adjumani district. Photos: LCCN
28 Sep
Supporting adult literacy in Uganda
Education, Uganda, Refugees, adults literacy, SDG, Poverty, livelihood, EU
28 Sep
LWF provides education and cash grants to refugees and hosts
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 ...
A woman newly arrived from the DRC holds a child as they wait to be moved from the Sebagoro landing site. LWF Uganda is at the frontline of the refugee response. All Photos:  LWF Uganda / S. Nalubega
14 Feb
Urgent support for DRC refugees needed
Refugees, Violence, emergency relief, humanitarian relief, Refugees. Displaced person, DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda
14 Feb
The LWF in Uganda is poised to manage three entry points for refugees fleeing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an emergency the UN has labelled critical. ...
Hawa Andrew constructs a wall. Photo: LWF/ S. Nalubega
5 Oct
The first female constructor in Rwamwanja
Women, Refugees, Education, Livelihoods
5 Oct
LWF provides education and job opportunities to Congolese refugees
Refugees wait for land allocation in Palorinya refugee settlement, after walking for days. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
14 Sep
More than one million refugees in Uganda
DWS Uganda, Refugees
14 Sep
East Africa’s largest refugee crisis needs more support
A refugee carts goods toward Uganda
23 Mar
A refugee’s journey
Refugees, displacement
23 Mar
The perilous journey from the border of South Sudan to Uganda
Ninety percent of the refugees are women and children. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
28 Feb
Overwhelming needs of refugees in Northern Uganda
Refugees, South Sudan Crisis, emergency response
28 Feb
More support needed to meet basic needs
Alwel Violet (26) experienced child marriage and abuse from her husband’s family. LWF helped her rebuild her life. Photo: LWF/ P. Kikomeko
25 Nov
Married at eight years old
16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence, gender-based violence, DWS Uganda, LWF Uganda
25 Nov
LWF work against early marriage and domestic violence
Dozens of people turned out to learn how to make energy-efficient stoves. Photo: LWF Uganda
23 Sep
Keeping the environment - and the peace
energy-efficient stoves, South Sudan conflict
23 Sep
Courses on fuel-efficiency foster peace between refugees and hosts in Uganda
A damaged house in Bukoba. Photo: LWF/TCRS
12 Sep
Tanzanian church and LWF support Bukoba earthquake survivors
Tanzania, earthquake, emergency relief
12 Sep
Bukoba Lutheran Bishop: Many people are “deeply shaken”
Pagirinya settlement was opened less than a month ago and is already overcrowded. Photo: LWF Uganda
7 Sep
More support needed for refugees in Uganda
Adjumani Refugee Settlement, refugee, refugee camps, refugee influx
7 Sep
Congestion, water-borne diseases biggest challenges in new settlement ...
Fleeing the horrors of the DRC, Shantal quickly stepped up to become a role model in the LWF camp at Rwamwanja, Uganda. Photo: LWF Uganda
18 Aug
Defying the odds to become a role model
World Humanitarian Day 2016
18 Aug
Rape survivor a tireless worker for refugee women’s rights in Uganda
Refugees arrive at Elegu collection center at a rate of 41 a minute. The LWF is warning of an even greater influx in the coming weeks. Photo: LWF/ P. Kikomeko
21 Jul
South Sudanese flee to Uganda
Uganda, South Sudan, Violence, Refugees
21 Jul
LWF receives more than 12,000 people this week
Margret Akot collects clay for the stoves. Photo: LWF Uganda
27 Apr
A business made of clay
energy-efficient stoves, DWS Uganda
27 Apr
LWF Teko Wa project in Uganda promotes sustainable energy that generates income
Bishop Susan Johnson handing out relief goods to refugees in Nyumanzi reception center. Photo: LWF Uganda
28 Jan
Meeting the people behind the numbers
DWS Uganda, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, Adjumani Refugee Settlement
28 Jan
Canadian Bishop visits Adjumani refugee camp