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A mother and her child in one of the LWF health centers. The child is being treated for severe malnourishment. Photo: LWF DRC
23 Apr
13 million Congolese in need of support
DRC, Refugees, IDP, malnourished food insecure, food, Water, Children, World Service, hunger
23 Apr
Humanitarian needs have doubled since 2017 ...
Early in the morning, a boy runs amid the tents in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. Opened in July, 2012, the camp holds upwards of 20,000 refugees from the civil war inside Syria, but its numbers are growing. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT
19 Apr
Be the voices and hands of hope!
church, Refugees, Syria, Syria Crisis, Syria Crisis. Refugees, refugee camp, internally displaced people, IDP
19 Apr
The Church of Norway has issued a striking plea to the country’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg to show courage by offering a concrete welcome to refugees to the Scandinavian nation.
A man plays football with his children in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan, while another man, wounded in fighting in Syria, looks on. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT
6 Apr
LWF and ecumenical partners link to #WithRefugees solidarity tour
#withrefugees, refugee, Kakuma, Za'atari Refugee Camp, Refugees, internally displaced people, Displaced Persons, Refugees. Displaced person
6 Apr
The #WithRefugees World Tour kicks off today with a sports day in the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. The LWF, WCC and other ecumenical partners are joining hands with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency,...
Children play at one of the water collection tanks between the Mailoti river and Minawao refugee camp. Photos: LWF/ C. Kästner
22 Mar
The journey of water
World Water Day, Water, Refugees, development, Capacity development, refugee camp, refugee camps, Cameroon, Nigeria, Boko Haram, WASH, shelter
22 Mar
Twenty liters - this is the recommended minimum amount of clean water every person should have at their disposal every day. What seems like quite a restriction for people living in developed...
A volunteer welcomes 40 people from Lebanon at Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday, January 29, 2018. Families and individuals will be living in different regions, depending on reception possibilities. Photo: Jean-Michel Hitter/FEP
20 Mar
Churches in France open “Humanitarian Corridors”
refugees protection, Refugees, Refugees. Displaced person, civil war, Humanitarian space, Advocacy
20 Mar
Churches in France, among them the LWF member church, have united to welcome refugees to the country. The “Humanitarian Corridors” project follows a similar example from Italy. Its purpose is to...
Refugees walking on the railways at the border between Hungary and Serbia. Photo: ELCH/ Zsuzsanna Horvath-Bolla
14 Mar
LWF General Secretary urges upholding of human rights
Refugees, Refugees. Displaced person, refugees protection, refugee crisis, conflict, Protection, Welcoming the Stranger, General Secretary Martin Junge, LWF General Secretary, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge
14 Mar
Churches need to stand against the deterioration of humanitarian values and human rights, The Lutheran World Federation General Secretary, Rev. Dr Martin Junge, said in Germany. Referring to the...
LWF receiving refugees at Lefori collection point, in Northern Uganda. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
28 Feb
South Sudan crisis set to become Africa’s largest
Refugees, War, South Sudan conflict, conflict, internally displaced people, displacement, Displaced Persons, Refugees. Displaced person, Kenya, Uganda, Kakuma, Ethiopia, South Sudan, South Sudan Crisis
28 Feb
The plight of refugees from South Sudan is set to become Africa’s largest refugee crisis, with the Lutheran World Federation on the frontline in South Sudan and the countries receiving the refugees,...
The LWF president discusses with residents of Ohn Taw Gyi (South) camp. Photos: LWF/ I. Htun
21 Feb
LWF president visits humanitarian work in Myanmar
Refugees, internally displaced people, Refugees. Displaced person, Displaced Persons, President Myanmar 2018, LWF President, emergency, Interfaith, Myanmar, Asia, musl, Buddhism, refugee camps
21 Feb
On his recent visit to Myanmar, The Lutheran World Federation President Archbishop Dr. Panti Filibus Musa visited two camps for internally displaced people, the Ohn Taw Gyi (South) camp and the Min...
A woman newly arrived from the DRC holds a child as they wait to be moved from the Sebagoro landing site. LWF Uganda is at the frontline of the refugee response. All Photos:  LWF Uganda / S. Nalubega
14 Feb
Urgent support for DRC refugees needed
Refugees, Violence, emergency relief, humanitarian relief, Refugees. Displaced person, DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda
14 Feb
The LWF in Uganda is poised to manage three entry points for refugees fleeing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an emergency the UN has labelled critical. ...
LWF president Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa speaks at the SITTWE official reception, 31 January 2018. Photo: LWF Myanmar
9 Feb
A lasting peace needs to include everyone
Refugees, Interfaith, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, President Myanmar 2018, LWF President
9 Feb
On his visit to Myanmar, LWF president Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa called on government officials to work for the benefit of all society. “Peace that does not include everyone will not last,”...
Aminatou Abubakar, president of the women’s association in Minawao refugee camp, speaks at a public event about the dangers of spontaneous and unassisted return to Nigeria. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
30 Jan
Security first for refugees from Nigeria
Cameroon, DWS, emergency response, emergency operation, Refugees, Refugees. Displaced person, Displaced Persons, host community, Nigeria, UNHCR, refugee camps, Welcoming the Stranger, security
30 Jan
Four years ago, thousands of people fled the Boko Haram terror in Nigeria to Cameroon. Now, the Minawao refugee camp sees a wave of refugees spontaneously returning to unsafe areas in eastern Nigeria...
Livelihoods and peace-building go hand in hand for this women’s group of widows who are now producing snacks to sell at the market. Photo: LWF/ S. Muis
29 Jan
Building trust between refugees and hosts in Chad
Refugees, refugee camps, CAR, Chad, Welcoming the Stranger, host communities, peace building, peacebuilding
29 Jan
Chad in central Africa continues to receive refugees from surrounding countries experiencing civil war, including the Central African Republic.
Students from LWF’s Angelina-Jolie school in Kakuma refugee camp with tablets in computer class. Photo: LWF
25 Jan
Smart Communities in Kenya
Refugees, DWS Kenya-Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, information technology, refugee camps, emergency response, Children, Humanitarian Response, Kakuma, Kenya refugee camps
25 Jan
The Lutheran World Federation has joined a high-powered public-private coalition, who will introduce internet and mobile connectivity, access to clean, efficient energy, and digital financial tools...
A girl from Somalia studies in an LWF primary school, Ali Addeh camp, Djibouti. LWF strongly advocated for girl’s education and against early marriage. Photo: LWF/ Heléne Wikström
13 Oct
“Education is light, ignorance is darkness”
Education, DWS Kenya, Refugees
13 Oct
Refugees speak about the importance of education for girls
Hawa Andrew constructs a wall. Photo: LWF/ S. Nalubega
5 Oct
The first female constructor in Rwamwanja
Women, Refugees, Education, Livelihoods
5 Oct
LWF provides education and job opportunities to Congolese refugees
South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda, one of the countries where LWF is supporting the implementation of the CRRF. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
25 Sep
LWF endorses statement on refugee compact
UNHCR, ACT Alliance, Refugees, Statement
25 Sep
The Lutheran World Federation, ACT Alliance and other NGOs present a statement during the UNHCR Standing Committee.
Suhai Ismael Abuker with a customer in her hairdressing salon. Photos: LWF/C. Kästner
17 Aug
Training to be tailors and barbers
Refugees, Capacity development, Somalia, DWS Ethiopia, Livelihoods
17 Aug
LWF livelihoods projects support long-term refugees in Ethiopia
 A white dove is part of the ritual for blessing a new refugee camp site in Lunda Norte province, Angola. Photo: LWF Angola
15 Aug
“I feel honoured to host the DRC refugees”
Refugees, host communities
15 Aug
Senior chief in Angola’s Lunda Norte province speaks about refugee crisis in his country
Training session of FC Okapi, the soccer team currently holding third place in Kakuma premier league. The team trains every weekday afternoon. As they have their own field, they have better training opportunities than the more informal soccer teams. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
17 Jul
LWF World Service and Young Reformers in Wittenberg
Refugees, internally displaced people, Reformation 2017, Global Young Reformers Network, Reformation 500
17 Jul
Presence in Heaven’s Tent and youthPointreformation
LWF and UNHCR staff survey a site designated for a new refugee camp in Lunda Norte province, northeastern Angola. Photo: LWF
29 Jun
Turning a thick Angolan bush into a refugee camp
DRC, Refugees, UNHCR
29 Jun
LWF and UNHCR set up a new camp for people fleeing DRC
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
 Syrian refugee children at a fence facing the Aegean Sea coast, Greece. Photo: ACT/ Paul Jeffrey
20 Jun
Welcoming refugees: an opportunity to grow together
Public Statement, faith-based organizations, World Refugee Day 2017, #withrefugees, Refugees
20 Jun
LWF joins faith-based organizations calling for solidarity with forcibly displaced people