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Fertile soil: community vegetable gardens in Nepal funded by the LWF not only improve nutrition but mean surplus crops can be sold at market. Photo: LWF / Albin Hillert
26 Sep
People of faith for people in need
DWS Nepal, Nepal, Department for World Service, earthquake, Eaerthquake recovery, house-building, Income Generation, God and Human Dignity
26 Sep
Over the past three years, LWF World Service has supported communities recovering from the 2015 earthquake, which struck with devastating effect.
LWF general secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge (right) offer a Latin American cross as a gift to the Nepal Evangelical Lutheran Church, handing it to NELC president Rev. Joseph Soren (left) and NELC general secretary Rev. Patras Marandi (centre). Photos: LWF/Albin Hillert
17 Sep
Grown out of prayer, committed to service
Nepal, Diakonia, General Secretary
17 Sep
Nepal Evangelical Lutheran Church celebrates 75 years
LWF staff and members of the Nepal Evangelical Lutheran Church await the arrival of LWF general secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge at Biratnagar airport, Nepal. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
14 Sep
Bridging the gap: Interfaith development work in Nepal "an eye-opener"
Interfaith, Member Churches, Diakonia, Nepal
14 Sep
LWF General Secretary visits Nepal from 12-19 September
Asmita Nyasur, an indigenous woman in Nepal, used financial support provided by LWF Nepal to recover from the 2015 earthquake. Photo: LWF/Ram Sharan Sedhai
9 Aug
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Nepal, indigenous people, Minorities and Indigenous People, Dalits, Nepal earthquake, Women
9 Aug
August 9 is International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.
Bishop Ulrich and Pope Francis during the audience in the Vatican. Photo: VaticanPress
6 Jun
“A momentum which is irreversible”
Ecumenical, ecumenical relations, Pope Francis, Lund, Catholic, Italy, dialogue, GNC, Germany, ordination, Bishop, Nepal, Malmö, diaconia
6 Jun
German Lutherans meet LWF member church and Pope Francis in Italy
Tashi Tamang working on a house in Ramche. The training by LWF and Islamic Relief taught him how to construct quake-proof houses in the Himalaya region. Photo: LWF/ R. Sedhai
13 Jan
Ninety masons trained to rebuild in rural Nepal
Eaerthquake recovery, masons, Training, reconstruction, Nepal, Nepal earthquake
13 Jan
LWF and Islamic Relief Worldwide train builders in quake-proof construction
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
Kabita Shrestha’s friend Kanchhi Shrestha carrying an unfired brick. Photo: LWF/Lucia de Vries
27 Jan
Brick by brick, earthquake survivors rebuild their homes
Arpil 2015 earthquake, Nepal, DWS Nepal
27 Jan
Nepal: Reconstruction starts in ACT model villages
A Dalit woman in Nepal. Implementing the Discrimination and Untouchability Act of 2011, which abolishes caste discrimination, is a major human rights challenge in Nepal. Photo: LWF/Lucia de Vries
16 Nov
Human rights: Myanmar and Nepal accept LWF recommendations
DWS Myanmar, Universal Periodic Review, UPR, Myanmar, Nepal
16 Nov
Giving communities a voice on the international stage
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
Dolma, a Tibetan refugee, runs a successful souvenir shop, with support from the LWF. Photo: C. Kastner
18 Jun
Having an identity, having a future
Nepal, refugee, Tibet, World Refugee Day 2015
18 Jun
"Of course I want to go back home. I miss my country."
Relief efforts in Nepal. Photo: LWF/DWS Nepal
8 Jun
LWF and Islamic Relief partner in Nepal earthquake response
DWS Nepal emergency response, Nepal, Islamic Relief Worldwide
8 Jun
Christian and Muslim humanitarian organizations provide relief for marginalized groups
Driver Anita Rana Magar faced angry crowds and landsides during a relief mission. Photo: LWF/ L. de Vries
3 Jun
LWF Nepal staff put personal troubles aside to help earthquake victims
DWS Nepal emergency response, earthquake, 2015, Nepal
3 Jun
“This is the time when we can contribute”
LWF assessment team talking to people affected by the earthquake in Gorkha district. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
1 May
LWF reaches rural areas of earthquake-hit Nepal
DWS Nepal emergency response, Nepal earthquake, Nepal
1 May
Over 800 households receive life-saving essentials
LWF staff member Yadu Lal Shresta (centre), of the LWF Asia emergency hub team, talks to survivors about their living conditions in a camp in Bhaktapur, the worst-affected district of Kathmandu valley. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
1 May
Nepalese government asks LWF to help coordinate relief efforts
Nepal, DWS Nepal emergency response
1 May
Team in Nepal continue emergency response
The Kunda family, in the camp which sits just opposite their house. Credit: LWF/C Kästner
30 Apr
Earthquake victim: “The house rocked like a galloping horse”
Nepal earthquake, Nepal, DWS Nepal emergency response
30 Apr
LWF continues distributing emergency aid in Nepal
 LWF providing relief materials (ready-to-eat food) to a family whose house was destroyed. Credit: LWF Nepal
27 Apr
Nepal: Hundreds of families receive life-saving support
Nepal, earthquake, April 2015, destruction, DWS Nepal emergency response
27 Apr
The LWF has already distributed tarpaulins and ready-made food to 400 families in earthquake-hit Kathmandu.
Houses destroyed in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: LWF Nepal
25 Apr
Nepal Earthquake Leaves Massive Destruction
DWS Nepal emergency response, Nepal
25 Apr
More than 700 people have died after the worst earthquake in Nepal for 80 years.