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Raba’a explains the situation in her family. Photo: Jennifer Clark, CLWR
19 Nov
Food support for refugees and hosts in Jordan
DWS Jordan, refugee, Refugees. Displaced person, refugee crisis
19 Nov
Relieving the burden of hunger
Caption: Shemaa (8) and Bushra (9) getting ready for school. The girls and their family live in a communal shelter with 31 other people. Photo: LWF/ Seivan Salim
19 Nov
The youngest victims of conflict
Refugees. Displaced person, Iraq, refugee crisis
19 Nov
How children in Iraq deal with violence and displacement
A house with many colors and hearts: Asna (not her real name) shows a painting she made in one of the crafts workshops on her mobile phone. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
13 Nov
Help for traumatized women in Iraq
Iraq Crisis
13 Nov
“Feel safe, free and express themselves”
The LWF is helping camp residents prepare for winter in northern Iraq. LWF/Seivan Salim
9 Nov
LWF offers winter relief goods in northern Iraq
Refugees. Displaced person, Syria Crisis, Kurdistan
9 Nov
“Every day feels like death”
After the earthquake in Nepal, local villager searches for cooking utensils in the debris.  Photo:  LWF/C.Kaestner
4 Nov
Malaysian Lutherans make their single largest donation to overseas aid work
Nepal, Nepal earthquake, DWS Nepal emergency response DWS Nepal
4 Nov
Church offers USD 17,000 to Nepal earthquake survivors
Armed with tailoring skills taught by the LWF, Congolese refugee Bolozi Nzenze Budiaki has the chance to support her family in new home, Mauritania. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
29 Oct
Mauritania: stability and income after fleeing war
DWS Mauritania
29 Oct
“I want the best life for my children”
A refugee carrie a child near the Serbo-Croat border.  Photo: Paul Jeffrey
16 Oct
Winter clothing needed for refugees – LWF assessment team
European refugee crisis, Hungary, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary
16 Oct
LWF mission assesses situation at Serbo-Croatian border
A DWS staff member vaccinates a the dog belonging to a refugee as part of an animal vaccination campaign, Dosseye camp, southern Chad. The LWF celebrates the work of staff around the world on World Humanitarian Day. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
18 Aug
Praise for LWF staff on World Humanitarian Day
World Humanitarian Day 2015, World Humanitarian Day, conflict, emergency response, Humanitarian Response, DWS, Staff
18 Aug
“We know and appreciate the commitment from each one of you.”
The security of aid workers is increasingly under threat in dangerous environments such as South Sudan. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
4 Aug
“Are we seen as neutral?”
security, aid worker security, humanitarian worker security, Susan Muis, LWF security advisor
4 Aug
Interview with LWF security adviser Susan Muis
Young people are put through their paces at an ELCA refugee simulation exercise. Photo: LWF/R. Schlott
24 Jul
Young American Lutherans step into the shoes of refugees
Simulated refugee experience, ELCA, Youth, Youth Participation
24 Jul
Simulated refugee flight “life changing”
Caption: Kamla Edno and her five-day-old baby, Shahla Edno, at the Berseve 1 camp near the town of Zakho in northern Iraq in December 2014. The baby lies in a plastic crate used to store vegetables. Photo: LWF/ S. Cox
17 Jun
A vegetable crate for a cradle
ISIS, conflict, LWF Iraq
17 Jun
A child begins life living in a tent
Non-food items being readied for distribution to Kakuma residents affected by the flooding. Photo: LWF/DWS Kenya-Djibouti
29 Oct
LWF Emergency Assistance to Refugees in Kenya’s Flooded Kakuma Camp
Kakuma Flooding, Refugees, ACT Alliance, Water
29 Oct
ACT Alliance Response Fund to Provide Clean Water, Shelter, Food, Protection and Psychosocial Support
A refugee shows a photo of his house. It has been confiscated and marked as IS property. Photo: LWF/M. Rénaux
15 Oct
LWF Assists Iraqi Refugees in Jordan
Iraq Crisis, Refugees
15 Oct
1200 Displaced Christians Found shelter in Amman Churches
UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner Janet Lim (left) and LWF General Secretary Rev  Martin Junge signing the MoU. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
3 Oct
LWF and UNHCR Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Humanitarian Cooperation
LWF General Secretary, Refugees, Displaced Persons, United Nations, Children, Peace, WASH, Climate Justice, Livelihoods
3 Oct
“Delighted to see the scope for our joint work expand”
IDPs in Northern Iraq resting in a school. Photo: <a href="http://www.ankawa.com/">ankawa.com</a>
2 Sep
UN Human Rights Council to Send Emergency Team to Iraq to Probe Possible ISIS War Crimes
United Nations, Minorities and Indigenous People
2 Sep
LWF Calls for Humanitarian Assistance, Protection of Targeted Minority Groups
Signing of the MOU by Dr Mohamed Ashmawey, CEO of IRW and DWS Director Eberhard Hitzler (front, from left), witnessed by LWF Assistant General Secretary for Human Rights Affairs Ralston Deffenbaugh, Mehdi ben M’rad, IRW Director of National Programs, UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner Alexander Aleinikoff, LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge, LWF Global program Coordinator Maria Immonen and LWF Program Assistant for Interfaith Cooperation Elizabeth Gano (from right). Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
25 Aug
LWF and Islamic Relief Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Muslim, United Nations
25 Aug
UNHCR: “A Model for Others to Replicate”
Churches in Babilo, Duhok, are serving as a place of refuge for people fleeing the fighting in northern Iraq. The LWF is partnering with Christian Aid Program in Northern Iraq to assist. Photo: ACT/Anne Alling
22 Aug
Faith-Based Organizations Call for End to Iraq Violence
Iraq Crisis, Violence, Statement, ACT Alliance, Muslim
22 Aug
“Concerned and Saddened by Kidnapping and Hostage-taking”
Lokiru Yohana sharing impressions from the field at the UN panel on World Humanitarian Day. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
20 Aug
LWF Takes Part in UN Panel Marking World Humanitarian Day
United Nations, Staff, World Humanitarian Day 2014, Humanitarian Access, Violence
20 Aug
Tribute to “Enormous Sacrifices” Made by Humanitarians and Their Families
LWF emergency response staff meets with IDPs in Bouar in Central African Republic’s Nana Mambéré prefecture. Photo: LWF/DWS CAR
18 Aug
Tribute to Staff on World Humanitarian Day 2014
World Humanitarian Day 2014, Staff, Refugees, Displaced Persons
18 Aug
LWF Calls for Aid Workers Safety and Protection
A demonstration farm for drought-resistant sweet potatoes in Gambos municipality, Huila province, southern Angola. Photo: LWF Angola/Bely Mangika
15 Aug
New Coping Skills despite Slow Recovery from Drought in Southern Angola
Food Security, Angola Drought
15 Aug
Confidence among LWF-Supported Communities but Assistance Still Needed
IDPs in Dohuk, Iraq. Photo: <a href="http://www.ankawa.com/">ankawa.com</a>
14 Aug
LWF Provides Emergency Assistance in Iraq
Iraq Crisis, Displaced Persons, Violence, ACT Alliance
14 Aug
“Harrowing Stories of Targeting Minorities”
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
7 Aug
South Sudan: LWF Condemns Aid Workers’ Killing, Evacuates Maban Staff amid Growing Insecurity
Staff, Violence, South Sudan Crisis
7 Aug
Temporary Suspension of Assistance to Sudanese Refugees and Host Communities
Following Typhoon Haiyan, Ms Nevita Romero Montermoso, 67, lived in the make-shift shelter on the left for nine months before moving to her new NCCP house in mid-July. Photo: LWF/NCCP
5 Aug
Typhoon Haiyan: Building Back Better and Resilient Communities
Member Churches, Typhoon Haiyan
5 Aug
LWF Assistance Provides Shelter and Livelihoods for Vulnerable Families
Bishop Munib Younan speaks to an injured boy in the Intensive Care Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital. Photo: D. Hudson/ELCJHL
4 Aug
Bishop Younan Leads Delegates Consoling Gaza-Injured in Jerusalem Hospitals
Middle East, LWF President, AVH, Violence
4 Aug
Augusta Victoria Hospital Offers Medical Team Support and Supplies
Mr Harmut Diehl speaks at the meeting with LWF staff at the Geneva Communion Office. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
17 Jul
LWF and Namibian Lutheran Churches Drought Intervention Made a Huge Difference
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Cash Response
17 Jul
Program Coordinator Diehl Talks of Learning Opportunities
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
Internally displaced mother Naomie Komessé, inside St Timothy Lutheran Church in CAR’s capital, Bangui. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
23 May
Finding Refuge in Central African Lutheran Church
Member Churches, CAR Crisis, Displaced Persons, Humanitarian Response
23 May
LWF Member Church Needs More Assistance for Civilians Caught in CAR Crisis
Rebecca Abbo returned to her damaged and empty house in Yongoro village, western CAR, in early May. With LWF's support, she can now access clean water. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
21 May
LWF Joins Organizations Urging Humanitarian Access in Central African Republic
CAR Crisis, Displaced Persons, Humanitarian Access
21 May
Armed Actors in Conflict Hinder Aid Delivery to Displaced Civilians
Children wearing the traditional Burmese skin conditioner thanaka in a Temporary Learning Space in Ohn Taw Gyi South camp, Rakhine State. Photo: LWF Myanmar
16 May
Myanmar: LWF Resumes Implementation of Programs
Rakhine Crisis, Displaced Persons, Children, Youth, Education
16 May
Back to School for Students and Teachers in Rakhine State