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Armand Yabinti, community outreach officer for the LWF emergency program in CAR, outside the ruins of his house in Bohong village, Ouham Pendé prefecture.  Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
15 May
LWF Reaches Out to Displaced Populations in Central African Republic
CAR Crisis, Staff
15 May
Insecurity Hampers Timely Response to Enormous Needs
LWF staff provides a displaced woman in Bor with a water, sanitation and health kit. Photo: LWF/South Sudan
12 May
Calling the International Community to Action in South Sudan
United Nations, Peace, Violence
12 May
NGOs Propose Seven Steps to Address Crisis, Churches Call to Prayer
Children look for valuable items in the ashes of what was once the central market in Bor. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance
29 Apr
LWF Joins Call to End Violence against Civilians in South Sudan
South Sudan Crisis, Displaced Persons, Refugees, United Nations
29 Apr
A Callous Disregard for Civilian Life
LWF distribution of non-food items to IDPs in Twic East county, Jonglei State, South Sudan on 30 March. Photo: LWF South Sudan/J. Aleer
25 Apr
LWF Pleads for Cessation of Hostilities and Humanitarian Access to Civilians in South Sudan
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Displaced Persons, United Nations
25 Apr
High Risk of Conflict Destabilizing Entire Region
A South Sudanese girl at the Lietchor refugee camp in Gambella, western Ethiopia. Photo: Christof Krackhardt/ACT/Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
16 Apr
LWF Ethiopia Says Refugee Camp Capacity Is “Severely Overstretched”
Refugees, South Sudan Crisis
16 Apr
Insufficient Funding Compounds Situation for over 90,000 South Sudanese
Tibetan refugee Kunsang Dolma sells jewelry made through LWF-training support for women groups. Photo: LWF/Christopher Waddell
8 Apr
Join the LWF on a Unique Visit to Nepal
Refugees, Backstage Pass, Event
8 Apr
Trekking Expedition Offers Insights from Host Communities and Tibetan Refugees
LWF focus group discussion with 11-17 year-olds in a Sittwe IDP camp, Rakhine State. Photo: LWF/Myanmar
3 Apr
LWF Deeply Concerned about Suspended Activities’ Impact on Communities in Myanmar
Rakhine Crisis, Displaced Persons
3 Apr
Safety and Protection at Stake for 140,000 IDPs in Rakhine State
Many of those displaced rely on untreated water from swamps and rivers. The LWF provides water treatment tablets to purify drinking water. Photo: Melany Markham
12 Mar
South Sudan: Intervention Critical for IDPs Before Long Rainy Season Begins
South Sudan Crisis, Displaced Persons, Staff
12 Mar
Interview with LWF Country Program Coordinator Lokiru Matendo
South Sudanese children at a refugee settlement in Adjumani, Uganda. Photo: DCA/ACT/LWF/Mai Gad
20 Feb
Safety and Hope in Adjumani’s Refugee Settlements
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees
20 Feb
LWF Increases Support to Influx of South Sudanese in Uganda
Mr David Mueller, LWF regional representative for Southeast Asia, receives the Laos' government award. Photo: LWF/DWS Laos/Alounsavanh Xaysonkham
18 Feb
Laos Government Award to LWF for “Timely and Relevant Response” in Emergency
18 Feb
Possibilities for Further Collaboration to Empower Rural Communities
Loubandin Kim Copin made a life for himself and his family at Camp Dossiye, Chad. Photo: LWF/Thomas Ekelund
17 Feb
CAR Refugees Find A New Home in Camp Dosseye, Chad
CAR Crisis, Refugees
17 Feb
LWF providing a safe haven in the midst of conflict
Ndapanda Mentte Shandingi shows a Nampost debit card. Photo: LWF/M. Hyden
7 Feb
Relief Support Still Needed Despite Rains in Namibia
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Cash Response, Food Security
7 Feb
Lutheran Churches Seek Additional Assistance for Vulnerable Households
Rev. Salomão Tchoya oversees the food distribution in Oxavikwa village, southern Angola. Photo: FELM/Laura Meriläinen-Amaumo
7 Feb
Angola: Going Back to Normal Is Still “Many Rain Clouds Away”
7 Feb
LWF and ACT Forum Partners Continue Food Distribution to Drought Affected Communities
DWS Global Program Coordinator Maria Immonen (left) and Humanitarian Coordinator Michael Hyden. Photos by: FELM; LWF/C.Kästner
4 Feb
Enhancing capacities in Department for World Service
Staff
4 Feb
Appointments of Ms Maria Immonen and Mr Michael Hyden
Borehole rehabilitated by LWF in Nyumanzi refugee settlement, Adjumani district, northern Uganda. Photo: DCA/ACT/LWF/Mai Gad
4 Feb
Life-Saving Water for South Sudanese Refugees
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Water
4 Feb
LWF Reconstructing Boreholes in Uganda
LWF volunteers John Garang and Peter Jok at Adjumani refugee camp, Uganda. DCA/ACT/LWF/Mai Gad
30 Jan
Now Refugees in Uganda, LWF South Sudanese Staff Support Emergency Response in Adjumani
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Staff
30 Jan
LWF Provides Life-Saving Assistance to Thousands Seeking Refuge in Camps
Rev. Eberhard Hitzler (right) and Dr Hany El Banna. Photo: LWF/M. Brown
10 Oct
People of Faith for People in Need
Muslim, Faith and Protection
10 Oct
Christian – Muslim Humanitarian Partnership Workshop Endorses Closer Cooperation
Drought relief worker and Onangholo residents, northwestern Namibia. Photo: LWF/UCC Hartmut Diehl
8 Oct
Cash Payout Helps Households Prioritize Needs in Namibia
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Cash Response, LWF General Secretary
8 Oct
Food, Water and School Uniforms for Drought-Affected Families in Amperbo
Rev. Martin Junge, Presiding Bishop Dr Alex G. Malasusa and Bishop Dr Frank O. July visit a parishioner in southern Namibia. Photo: LWF/Klaus Rieth
27 Sep
General Secretary Junge Affirms Lutheran Communion Solidarity with Drought Affected Namibians
Member Churches, LWF General Secretary, Namibia Drought, Cash Response
27 Sep
Visiting LWF Delegation Assesses Impact of Prolonged Dry Spell on Rural Communities
LWF Delegation presenting donation to drought relief. © The Namibian
25 Sep
Cash Relief to Drought-affected Namibians
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Cash Response
25 Sep
LWF Member Churches Working Together to Alleviate Suffering ...
“The worst drought I have ever seen.” Tusnerde worries for her village. Photo: LWF/ Thomas Ekelund
17 Sep
Nothing to Harvest
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Food Security
17 Sep
LWF and Namibian Churches Responding to Drought
Magdaline's family depends on her monthly pension for survival. Photo: LWF/Thomas Ekelund
27 Aug
FEATURE: Namibia on the Tipping Point
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Livelihoods
27 Aug
LWF Response to Ease Burden on Pensioners and Livestock Owners
Makala’s family sells pawpaws to buy food after drought killed their millet crop. © LWF/M. Retief
19 Jul
FEATURE: In Namibia, It Hasn’t Been This Tough for Decades
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Water
19 Jul
LWF Reaches Out to Rural Communities in Namibia’s Worst Drought