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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
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