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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
Young women in Rwamwanja settlement were one of the focal groups in the consultations. Photo: LWF/ S. Oftadeh
19 Jan
UN human rights consultations start in Uganda
Uganda, UPR, Universal Periodic Review, DWS, gender inequality, Violence, gender-based violence
19 Jan
Giving communities a voice on the international stage
Gift leading the Child Rights Club at Boroli Primary School. In just two years she has become head girl of her school in the refugee camp and is leading her school’s Child Rights Club. Photo: LWF Uganda
13 Oct
How a refugee girl becomes a leader
Adjumani, Refugees
13 Oct
“I hope to be part of the solution”
Nyaring, 13, South Sudanese refugee who came from Bor. LWF built her a house and provides her with school materials and cash. Photo: M. Renaux
17 Jun
A new family for orphans of conflict
Uganda, orphans, Gender Justice
17 Jun
LWF caring for the youngest survivors of war
 Caption: Bernadetta Myanura and her granddaughter Feza in the few square meters they have to themselves in the reception center. Photo: M. Renaux
21 May
Violence in DRC causes immense displacement
Violence, Refugees, DRC, Uganda, LWF Uganda, humanitiarian response
21 May
Congolese refugees pour into Uganda
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
Mary holding her baby. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
24 Apr
Assistance to Survivors of Sexual Violence
South Sudan Crisis, Violence, Women
24 Apr
Giving Hope and Material Support to Traumatized Refugees
LWF water technicians fix a pipe in Ayilo2 refugee camp, Adjumani district, Uganda. Photo: LWF Uganda
22 Mar
The Guardians of Clean Water
Refugees, Water
22 Mar
How Borehole Committees Regulate Water Supply in Uganda
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
Most DRC refugees in camps southwestern Uganda are women and children. Photo: ACT/DCA/Mai Gad
5 Mar
Scarred by Rape but Spreading Hope among Women Refugees
Women, Violence
5 Mar
LWF Uganda Seeks to Increase Protection for Congolese Fleeing into Uganda