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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
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