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Members of the Hungarian Interchurch Aid delegation and LWF staff visited Davudiya refugee camp near Dohuk, where more than 700 Christian, Yazidi and Muslim families live. Photo: ELCH Northern Diocese
14 Jun
Ecumenical witness among persecuted Iraqis
Department for World Service, Refugees, Displaced Persons, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary, DWS, Iraq Crisis
14 Jun
Hungarian church support for minorities and disadvantaged groups
Abrao Mushivi, LWF Country Representative in  Angola. Photo: LWF/Rainer Lang
8 Jun
Great concern about the situation in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo
Angola, ACT Alliance, Refugees
8 Jun
Great concern about the situation in Angola and Congo
Arrival at Fiumicino airport (Rome). Photo: NEV press agency
6 Apr
Welcome to Italy!
refugees protection, Refugees
6 Apr
Creating an ecumenical humanitarian initiative to help refugees
A refugee carts goods toward Uganda
23 Mar
A refugee’s journey
Refugees, displacement
23 Mar
The perilous journey from the border of South Sudan to Uganda
Attacked while fleeing South Sudan, Amina, 17, is now in the care of the Lutheran World Federation at Palorinya refugee camp, northern Uganda. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
7 Mar
A total absence of law
gender-based violence, Gender Justice, Refugees, South Sudan Crisis, emergency response
7 Mar
LWF supports survivors of gender-based violence in South Sudan
Ninety percent of the refugees are women and children. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
28 Feb
Overwhelming needs of refugees in Northern Uganda
Refugees, South Sudan Crisis, emergency response
28 Feb
More support needed to meet basic needs
New arrivals at the Ifo refugee camp receive an LWR baby kit as well as other non-food items as they are formally registered during the reception process in Dadaab, Kenya. The Ifo settlement is the oldest of the camps in Dadaab, dating back to the early 1990s. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/LWR (2011)
9 Feb
Kenyan court decision stops Dadaab closure
Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, Humanitarian Law, World Service, Refugees, Advocacy
9 Feb
“Basic principles of international humanitarian law upheld" ...
Dadaab refugee camp resident, Jinay, says it's time we It’s time we recognized elderly people as a resource in the community. Photo: LWF Kenya
2 Feb
A better place for the elderly
Refugees, Elderly, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, Aged care
2 Feb
LWF supports aged refugees in Dadaab camp, Kenya
Girls assemble in a school yard in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. Education is a focus of LWF work in the camp. Photo: LWF/Kenya
11 Jan
Transforming lives of refugee children
Kenya, Refugees, Children, students, Education, secondary school, Dadaab reugee camp
11 Jan
The challenge of providing primary education for all in Dadaab refugee camps
Staff of LWF Chad praised for competence and commitment. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
22 Dec
Professional and passionate service to the neighbor
LWF Chad, agriculture program, Refugees, host communities
22 Dec
LWF General Secretary thanks LWF staff in Chad for their inspiring work
LWF General Secretary Junge met with the chief of Koutoufou village Adam Younouss, who provided the Seeds for Solutions project with land on which refugees from the Djabal camp and villagers from Koutoufou jointly farm. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
21 Dec
Together we achieve more
Seeds for Solutions, humanitarian relief, development, Refugees, host community
21 Dec
General Secretary Junge meets UN High Commissioner for Refugees, LWF partners and government officials in Chad
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge with farmers in a Seeds for Solutions garden in Eastern Chad. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
20 Dec
Seeds for Solutions: refugees and host communities working together
Seeds for Solution, LWF General Secretary, DWS Chad, Food Security, Refugees
20 Dec
LWF Chad program helps farmers reap tons of fresh produce from bare farmland
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
Discussing solidarity in Europe: Bishop Dr Tamás Fabiny (2nd from left), Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien (middle) and Bishop Dr Frank July (right). Photo: EKD/U. Hacke
10 Nov
Europe in Solidarity – Evangelical Lutheran insights
Refugees, LWF Vice-President, VELKD
10 Nov
Panel with European LWF vice-presidents
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
Panel discussion on rights of refugees in protracted situations. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
28 Sep
Refugee rights in protracted situations
Refugees, East and Horn of Africa
28 Sep
LWF panel discusses rights of refugees in protracted East African crises
Refugees arrive at Elegu collection center at a rate of 41 a minute. The LWF is warning of an even greater influx in the coming weeks. Photo: LWF/ P. Kikomeko
21 Jul
South Sudanese flee to Uganda
Uganda, South Sudan, Violence, Refugees
21 Jul
LWF receives more than 12,000 people this week
Syrian refugee children at a fence facing the Aegean Sea coast, Greece. Photo: ACT/ Paul Jeffrey
4 Jul
“Meet refugees in service and love”
Refugees, European refugee crisis
4 Jul
Letter to European member churches
Elected deacons and officers at Augustdorf in the British zone, west Germany. Photo: LWF Archives
22 Apr
Serving refugees then and now
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Exile, Refugees, World War Two, Latvian Cross
22 Apr
Encouragement from LWF’s history with Latvian refugees
Mahdi and his family were threatened with death and kidnapping by the Taliban and fled Afghanistan for Europe, together with his brother-in-law’s family. The families were shot at when crossing the Iranian - Turkish border, which was covered with barbed wire. In the process they were separated from 10 family members. Photo: LWF/J. Schreier
21 Apr
Caring for refugees in Greece
Greece, Refugees, Afghanistan, Syria, Koutsochero
21 Apr
A changing situation
Rev. Dr Martin Junge, LWF General Secretary. Photo: LWF/F. Hübner
18 Apr
Refugees lose many things but never their human rights
Refugees
18 Apr
Martin Junge thanks Germany for bold stance during the refugee crisis in summer 2015
 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
This Christmas, LWF President Bishop Younan draws attention to the plight of millions of refugees across the world, who like baby Amera and her mother in northern Iraq, are seeking refuge from persecution. Photo: LWF/Seivan Salim
9 Dec
LWF Christmas message 2015
LWF President, Refugees
9 Dec
A time to offer hope to refugees seeking safety
Residents of Za'atari refugee camp, seen here after a snow storm in 2014, play in the remaining patches of snow. Canadian Lutherans hope to bring a Syrian family to Canada. LWF Jordan/J. Pfattner
27 Nov
Canadian Lutherans work together to sponsor Syrian refugee family
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), the Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC), Refugees, Syria Crisis, Syria
27 Nov
National Bishop Johnson: Living out the call to be a church in mission for others
Gift leading the Child Rights Club at Boroli Primary School. In just two years she has become head girl of her school in the refugee camp and is leading her school’s Child Rights Club. Photo: LWF Uganda
13 Oct
How a refugee girl becomes a leader
Adjumani, Refugees
13 Oct
“I hope to be part of the solution”
Islamic Relief Worldwide CEO Dr Mohamed Ashmawey (second from left) shakes hands with Nan Buzard, Executive Director of the International Council for Voluntary Agencies as the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Volker Türk, left, and LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge look on after the October 8 side event at the United Nations. Türk praised the humanitarian work of faith-based organizations and urged more cooperation. Photo: LWF/S.Cox
8 Oct
UN praise for faith-based humanitarian response
Welcoming the Stranger, UNHRC, Refugees, faith-based organizations
8 Oct
Faith organizations at forefront of emergency operations
Refugees lie exhausted in a public place in Hungary, en route to northern European countries. Photo:MTI
4 Sep
“Duty to protect refugees is not only a moral obligation”
Refugees, Hungary, Rev. Dr Martin Junge, Bishop Younan, refugee crisis
4 Sep
LWF General Secretary encourages efforts to address current crises
Hungarian police form a cordon as refugees board a train for northern Europe. Photo: MTI
4 Sep
“What have you done or failed to do for one of these?”
Refugees, Europe, Finnish Archbishop Kari Mäkinen, Finland
4 Sep
Finnish archbishop speaks out against harsh humanitarian cutbacks