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Maria Immonen, director of LWF World service. Photo: LWF
19 Aug
Organizations need to promote women’s confidence
World Humanitarian Day, Women, Humanitarian Heroes, humanitarian worker security, WomenHumanitarians
19 Aug
World Humanitarian Day casts a spotlight on those who work in humanitarian and development organizations, often in dangerous and challenging environments, to support victims of conflict or natural...
Amrita Rai works as a volunteer in Sanischare Refugee Camp. Photo: LWF Nepal
16 Aug
Fighting against injustice and inequality
World Humanitarian Day, Women, Humanitarian Heroes, humanitarian worker security, WomenHumanitarians
16 Aug
A volunteer from Nepal shares her story on World Humanitarian Day. LWF Nepal, with support from the UNHCR has provided asylum to Bhutanese refugees since 1991, finding long-term solutions to increase...
Sarah Ewoi, with a South Sudanese refugee family at Nadapal center. Photo : LWF Kenya
15 Aug
Selfless service at the front line
World Humanitarian Day, Women, Humanitarian Heroes, humanitarian worker security, WomenHumanitarians
15 Aug
Sarah Ewoi is a mother of 4, working for the Lutheran World Federation – World Service at the Nadapal Transit Centre in Kenya. For World Humanitarian day she shares what she experiences every day.
Two young men construct a house in the Beldangi Refugee Camp in southeast Nepal. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
20 Jun
Taking leadership #WithRefugees
World Refugee Day, Department for World Service, #withrefugees, refugee, Leadership, Water, shelter, psychosocial support, host communities
20 Jun
All over the world, churches are making a difference for people on the move. They provide shelter, food and water, give psychosocial support, and help to build relations with host communities. So...
World Service staff attending the GLTM hold the names of the countries where they are working. Photo:LWF/A. Hillert
16 May
Rooted in faith, committed to serving others
Policy/Guidelines, Human resource management, Finance, country programs, security, Humanitarian Response, environment, World Service, Leadership
16 May
On 9 May in Geneva, a ten-day Global Leadership Team Meeting (GLTM) opened for staff of the LWF’s World Service department which serves some 3 million people in countries across the globe through its...
Messages of peace in a school run by LWF in Upper Nile State, South Sudan. Photo: LWF/ C: Kästner
17 Aug
World Humanitarian Day: LWF calls for protection of humanitarian space
notatarget, Humanitarian Heroes, humanitarian aid, aid worker security, humanitarian worker security, emergency, security, Advocacy, Peace
17 Aug
On World Humanitarian Day, the LWF calls for a better protection of humanitarian space.
Jacob Longar Aleer. Photo: LWF/ S. Gallay
17 Aug
Working in a high-risk area
DWS South Sudan, Education, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, aid worker security, humanitarian worker security, security, Staff, notatarget, Peace
17 Aug
Interview with Jacob Aleer, LWF Security Focal Point in Jonglei, South Sudan ...
Girls perform in a play against gender-based violence at the Peace Oasis in Za'atari refugee camp. Photo: LWF Jordan
6 Dec
An oasis of peace against gender-based violence
16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence, Gender Justice & Women’s Empowerment, gender-based violence, Gender, Women, LWF Peace Oasis, Za'atari Refugee Camp
6 Dec
As the global community is mobilized for 16 days of activism against gender based violence, men and women in the Za’atari refugee camp have shared experiences and a moment of peace.
Colorful paint and student art line the hallway.jpg Caption: Proud students in the hallway of the newly renovated school. Photo: LWF/ E.Massell
14 Nov
“We are much more motivated to learn here”
young people, Education, girls, LWF Jordan
14 Nov
LWF rehabilitates schools in Jordanian host communities
Wafeh shares her knowledge in the women’s group. Photo: LWF/N. Boase
21 Jun
A safe childhood for boys and girls
Women, child marriage, child, Gender Justice, Refugees, Syria Crisis
21 Jun
Women’s group in Jordan advocates against early marriage and child labor
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
Young women in a Peace Oasis computer workshop. Photo: LWF/ M. de la Guardia
26 Oct
Skills for a peaceful future
Za'atari Refugee Camp, Refugees, Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
26 Oct
LWF Peace Oasis in Za’atari refugee camp offers hope for young refugees from Syria
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
Syrian refugee Ahmad instills the value of education at the Za'atari camp. Photo: LWF Jordan
19 Aug
Chance to help fellow refugees provides hope
World Humanitarian Day 2016
19 Aug
Syrians Ahmad and Haneen share talents in Za’atari
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
 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
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
Salam (left, in red T-Shirt) with her grandmother and younger sister in their shelter in Za’atari camp. Photo: LWF Jordan/D. Odén
27 Nov
Developing a culture of peace
LWF Peace Oasis, Jordan
27 Nov
LWF Peace Oasis in Jordan counters the effects of Syrian war
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
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”
Distribution of winter clothing to refugees in Khanki camp, Dohuk. Photo: Sandra Cox
28 Jan
LWF Consolidates Emergency Operation in Iraq
Iraq Crisis, Humanitarian Response, Refugees
28 Jan
Interview with Roland Schlott, LWF Humanitarian Coordinator
Syrian refugees living in the host community of Al Mafraq, ten kilometres from Zaatari camp, Jordan. Photo: LWF/ M. Renaux
11 Dec
LWF Leaders Urge Member Churches to Advocate for Syrian Refugees
Syria Crisis, Refugees, LWF General Secretary, LWF President, Middle East, Displaced Persons
11 Dec
Younan and Junge Underline “Desperate Situation”
Dr H. and his neighbour. Both men have taken shelter with their families in Kurdistan where a LWF partner operates a mobile health clinic. Photo: LWF/S. Cox
10 Dec
UN Human Rights Day
Iraq Crisis, Interfaith
10 Dec
Focus on Freedom of Religion or Belief in Iraq
LWF assisting in the distribution of winter clothes sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bavaria in Khanki camp, Northern Iraq. Photo: LWF Iraq
24 Oct
Concern for Iraqi Refugees as Cold Season Approaches
Iraq Crisis, Displaced Persons, WASH
24 Oct
LWF Assists With Shelter, WASH and Winter Clothing
Peace-building workshop in Al Mafraq. Photo:LWF/ H. Martinussen
17 Oct
The Lutheran World Federation and Islamic Relief Worldwide Start on Joint Project
Interfaith, Refugees
17 Oct
Jordanians and Syrian refugees work on “Peace-Building and Hygiene Promotion”
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