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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 ...
Christian Chavarria Ayala in his workshop. Photo: Juan Arrieta 
6 Sep
A symbol of life and hope 
Joint Ecumenical Commemoration, Lund, Joint Commemoration
6 Sep
A cross from El Salvador for the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration  
Malmö Arena will be the site of the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration on 31 October in Lund, Sweden. Photo: Creative Commons
6 Sep
Together in Hope in Malmö Arena
Lund, Joint Ecumenical Commemoration, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, Joint Commemoration, Reformation 500
6 Sep
Tickets available for the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration
Mozambique human rights defenders discuss the human rights situation in Mozambique with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). From left, Sousa Goncalves Chele, head of strategic planning department of the Human Rights League-Mozambique, Dr. Alice Mabota, founder of the Human Rights League, LWF Advocacy Officer in Mozambique Nordine Ferrao, LWF Project Coordinator in Beira (Mozambique) Luis Maibeque Gonda , LWF Advocacy Officer Dr Ojot Ojulu, High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and Abigail Noko, OHCHR-Africa Branch. Photo: LWF/E. Gore
7 Jul
“Courageous people like you give us hope”
DWS, DWS Mozambique, UPR
7 Jul
UN Human Rights Commissioner commends LWF work in Mozambique
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
The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus helps to diffuse tension and reconcile communities in the southwestern region of Gambella. At a recent workshop, trainees washed the feet of a man, woman, youth and child, as a sign of love and respect. Photo: EECMY Peace Office
7 Jul
Ethiopian church fosters peace and reconciliation in Gambella
DWS, DWS Ethiopia, Peace
7 Jul
Pastors, community members trained in conflict resolution
People in Colombia watch the news announcing the peace agreement. Photo: Diego Loaiza
29 Jun
“Share the hope”
DWS Colombia, Peace
29 Jun
LWF and DiPAZ express joy at Colombia peace agreement
Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
20 Jun
Global Lutheran leaders sign UN refugee agency petition
World Refugee Day 2016, Council 2016
20 Jun
LWF stands with 60 million displaced people on World Refugee Day
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
Mahdi and his family were threatened with death and kidnapping by the Taliban and fled Afghanistan for Europe, together with his brother-in-law’s family. The families were shot at when crossing the Iranian - Turkish border, which was covered with barbed wire. In the process they were separated from 10 family members. Photo: LWF/J. Schreier
21 Apr
Caring for refugees in Greece
Greece, Refugees, Afghanistan, Syria, Koutsochero
21 Apr
A changing situation
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 ...
Community consultations in Mozambique led to a parallel report raising the issue of land rights, women’s rights, the right to justice, and the rights of minorities. Photo: LWF/ S.Oftadeh
16 Mar
Empowering people to claim their rights
Universal Periodic Review, UPR, DWS Myanmar
16 Mar
Workshop focuses on human rights : achieving impact
One half of all refugees at the Za'atari Camp are children. Three brothers from a Syrian family sit, hoping for an end to the conflict.  Photo: LWF/Maria de la Guardia
16 Mar
Five years conflict in Syria
Syria, Syria Crisis. Refugees, refugee crisis, Refugees. Displaced person
16 Mar
LWF ‘Peace Oasis’ cares for children traumatized by war and displacement
Women-friendly space in Davudiya refugee camp, Northern Iraq. Photo: LWF/ Seivan Salim
7 Mar
Where lives and cultures meet
Iraq, Women, women's rights, women's empowerment, women's human rights, International Women's Rights Day, IWD2016, Iraq Crisis
7 Mar
A place for women in northern Iraq helps women cope with displacement
Bowba mint Brahim and Aichetou mint Khayling demonstrate their solar panels. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
7 Mar
Women engineers brighten the village
Mauritania, International Women's Rights Day, IWD2016, Women, women's empowerment
7 Mar
Community development project trained Mauritanian women handle solar batteries
Thousands of people have been displaced by the Burundi crisis. These people fled to safety in Tanzania. Photo: LWF
2 Mar
Humanitarian crisis in Burundi
Burundi refugee crisis 2015, Burundi, Violence, refugee, refugee influx
2 Mar
900,000 people severely affected by post-election violence
Young people in Mberra camp. They usually meet 3-4 days a week. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
4 Feb
Preparing for leadership
DWS Mauritania, DWS, Education
4 Feb
Life-skills and vocational training for young refugees in Mauritania
 A Syrian family living in an unfinished building in Al Mafraq. Many refugees have to trade their food vouchers to pay the rent. Photo: LWF/ M. Renaux
3 Feb
Conditions for Syrian refugees worsen
DWS, Education, Refugees, Refugees. Displaced person, Syria Crisis, Syria
3 Feb
NGO call for better protection and education
A refugee hold images of family members killed in the South Sudan conflict, Njumanzi reception center, Adjumani, Uganda. Photo: LWF/ M. Renaux
19 Jan
Renewed fighting causes refugee influx to Uganda
Uganda, Refugees. Displaced person, Violence
19 Jan
More than 5,000 new arrivals in 2016
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
“The call to protect the vulnerable is part of our deepest faith convictions,” LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge told participants at the Geneva conference. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
19 Jan
We must address root causes of the refugee crisis
Human Rights, Refugees. Displaced person, European refugee crisis
19 Jan
Strategic cooperation with faith-based organizations makes a critical difference
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
Students from Luther College in the United States take in sights and stories at LWF's model village in Gressier, Haiti.Photo: LWF/Helene Branco
12 Jan
ELCA students visit LWF model village in Haiti
DWS Haiti and the Caribbean, Haiti, disasters, emergency response
12 Jan
Study of migration and displacement in disaster
A little boy watches a football game in a child friendly space, Gendrassa refugee camp, South Sudan. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
5 Jan
"Every single one counts under God's reign”
New Years Message, General Secretary Martin Junge, Martin Luther
5 Jan
2016 New Year Message from the LWF General Secretary
Rev. Dr Gloria Rojas Vargas, LWF Vice President and former president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chile, shares a joke with Ahmad at the LWF Peace Oasis in Za’atari refugee camp. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
17 Dec
Cry and dance at the same time
Za’atari camp, DWS Jordan
17 Dec
Lutheran bishops visit Za’atari camp, Jordan
Escorted by a Czech volunteer (in the high-visibility vest), refugees approach the border into Croatia near the Serbian village of Berkasovo. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
10 Dec
Strategies to counter terrorism engender more violence
Human Rights, Human Rights Day
10 Dec
Joint Statement by LWF President and General Secretary on Human Rights Day
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, dances with Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of South Africa to celebrate some 1.8 million signatures on an interfaith petition for climate justice during the COP21 climate summit in Paris, France. Photo: LWF/R. Rodrick Beiler
29 Nov
Nearly 2 million people-of-faith petition on the eve of COP21
Climate Change, COP21, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith. COP 21, Youth, Climate Justice Climate Change
29 Nov
LWF delegation participates at the "Faith in Climate Justice" Day...
Nisreen Haji’s face lit up when she was placed into a wheelchair given to her by the Lutheran World Federation and partners CAPNI and Al Ghazel in early December 2014. Photo: LWF/S. Cox
27 Nov
New wheel chair creates mobility, eases burden on family
DWS, Iraq
27 Nov
Highlighting conflict zones on International Day of People with Disabilities