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General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge meets with Indigenous people of Pueblo Nuevo, Colombia.  Photo: LWF Colombia/ Diego Álvarez
16 Nov
A faith-inspired resistance to violence
Peace-building, peacebuilding, peace building, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge, land rights, Minorities and Indigenous People, indigenous people, Peace
16 Nov
LWF General Secretary Junge visits indigenous community in Colombia
LWF in CAR is supporting displaced communities with food security by supporting groups of agricultural producers and through school feeding programs. Photo: LWF/Central African Republic.
16 Nov
Welcoming renewed UN commitment to peace in Central African Republic
emergency response, CAR emergency program, Interagency, Peace
16 Nov
LWF representatives carry message to UN officials
Patrick Matala head of Unicef Kananga explaining access to basic services to Anne Wangari from LWF. Photo: LWF/DRC
15 Nov
The conflict only made a dormant crisis worse
internally displaced people, Humanitarian Response, DRC
15 Nov
LWF and Evangelical Lutheran Church of Congo visit Kasai
Colorful paint and student art line the hallway.jpg Caption: Proud students in the hallway of the newly renovated school. Photo: LWF/ E.Massell
14 Nov
“We are much more motivated to learn here”
young people, Education, girls, LWF Jordan
14 Nov
LWF rehabilitates schools in Jordanian host communities
Naser Haghamed, Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Relief Worldwide and Maria Immonen, World Service Director, The Lutheran World Federation shake hands after renewing the Memorandum of Understanding. Photo: Islamic Relief Worldwide
10 Nov
Landmark faith partnership in aid work renewed
Islamic Relief Worldwide, Department for World Service, Interagency
10 Nov
Islamic Relief Worldwide and the Lutheran World Federation have renewed their landmark commitment to working together on humanitarian causes.
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
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
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.
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.
Training session of FC Okapi, the soccer team currently holding third place in Kakuma premier league. The team trains every weekday afternoon. As they have their own field, they have better training opportunities than the more informal soccer teams. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
17 Jul
LWF World Service and Young Reformers in Wittenberg
Refugees, internally displaced people, Reformation 2017, Global Young Reformers Network, Reformation 500
17 Jul
Presence in Heaven’s Tent and youthPointreformation
An indigenous ceremony in Guatemala, honouring the earth and creation. Respect for the environment runs deep in the indigenous communities of Guatemala, many of whom now see their traditional way of life threatened by infrastructure projects. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
20 Jan
Guatemala Lutherans speak out against killing of human rights activist
Killing, human rights defender, Lutheran Church of Guatemala, Iglesia Luterana de Guatemala, ILUGUA
20 Jan
Indigenous communities “most affected when defending their way of life”
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
Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, home to 70,000 Syrian refugees. Bahar has been living here for four years. Photo: LWF Jordan/N. Boase
5 Dec
“More courage than we could ever imagine”
Refugees, Syria Crisis
5 Dec
Looking at the needs of refugees with disabilities
Caption: Cristo Perez, land mine survivor and board member of the Association of Antipersonnel Mine Survivors Fighting for Dignity and Peace, a partner supported by the LWF in Colombia. Photo: LWF/Antonio Sánchez Salazar
2 Dec
Life after a land mine
Landmines, Colombia, LWF Colombia
2 Dec
LWF supports survivors in Colombia - International day of people with disabilities
Molly Aringo with her dog. LWF has helped her embrace life again following a diagnosis of HIV. Photo: LWF/P. Kikomeko
1 Dec
“People would whisper and point”
HIV and AIDS, HIV/AIDS, Stigma, Counselling
1 Dec
Fighting the stigma of HIV and AIDS in Uganda - World AIDS Day 2016
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
The Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic churches will make a new commitment to jointly respond to human need around the world.
27 Oct
Joint press release: “Concrete action by Lutherans and Catholics in service of the world’s poor”
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
27 Oct
Joint Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration in Sweden to highlight aid cooperation
The torso of the crucifix in the church of Bojayá, Colombia. The explosion which killed 119 people also blew away the arms of the statue, making it a symbol of the violence which took place. Photo: LWF/Kaisamari Hintikka
20 Oct
Together for Peace
Colombia, civil war, internally displaced people
20 Oct
LWF and Caritas peace-building work in Colombia after the civil war
A mother prepares a meal for her children. The family fled from Mosul a few weeks ago and now lives in Debaga camp. All images: LWF/ Seivan Salim
17 Oct
Relief goods for Mosul refugees
Syria Crisis, Syria, Mosul, Iraq, Iraq Crisis
17 Oct
Thousands have fled to Debaga camp
Karna BK lives in a modest village in the Dailekh district of Nepal. Photo: LWF Nepal
14 Oct
World Food Day: better technology improves grain mill yield
DWS Nepal
14 Oct
Promoting livelihoods in mid-western Nepal
A beneficiary receives a shelter kit in a joint LWF/Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe distribution in Petit Goave. Photo: LWF Haiti
13 Oct
Shelter and blankets after hurricane Matthew
DWS Haiti and the Caribbean, Haiti, Hurricane Matthew, emergency response
13 Oct
LWF and partners distribute relief goods in Haiti
Nima Chhiyog Lama, 13, a seventh grader in Gatlang prepares food and takes care of her siblings before school. Surviving the earthquake is like being given a second life, she says. Photo: LWF Nepal
10 Oct
International Day of the Girl Child
April 2015 earthquake, Nepal, International Day of the Girl Child
10 Oct
Girls aim higher in earthquake-affected Gatlang
A survivor is carried to safety through a flooded street. Photos: LWF Haiti
5 Oct
Help for the people of Haiti
Hurricane Matthew
5 Oct
Hurricane Matthew causes destruction, death in the Caribbean
Consultation on a building project in Cacarica, Choco, a community of returned displaced people. Photo: ACT/Sean
27 Sep
Colombia peace result of a long process
Peace deal
27 Sep
LWF offers prayer and support
A couple at the voucher fair. Photo: LWF/C. Caraux-Pelletan
21 Sep
A matter of dignity
Central African Republic, CAR emergency program
21 Sep
CAR: innovative voucher system instead of aid distribution