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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
A refugee woman carrying a child prepares to board a train for northern Europe at Budapest's main station, Keleti.Photo: MTI
4 Sep
European member churches respond to refugee crisis
Refugees, Europe, Hungary
4 Sep
“Situation has become especially dramatic”
Humanitarian aid is collected for children in Donbas area, one of the worst affected of the Ukraine conflict. Photo: Janka Adameová
10 Aug
Solidarity for Ukrainian church diaconal work amid conflict
Diakonia, Children, Refugees, People with Disabilities, Conviviality
10 Aug
Assistance to the displaced and people with disabilities
Regine Nibogora and her youngest daughter Stella. Photo: CWS/ Aaron Tate
21 Jul
Violence in Burundi, rising refugee numbers in Tanzania
DWS Burundi, Violence, Tanzania, refugee crisis, Refugees
21 Jul
LWF/ TCRS assists in overcrowded Nyarugusu camp
Cecile Endamag (far right) with her nephew and neighbor at her market stand. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
8 Jul
Chad: Spice of life in a refugee camp
Central African Republic, Chad, Refugees, small business, loans
8 Jul
LWF supports refugees with small loans to generate income
Daniel Deba, president of the Dosseye seed production cooperative. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
17 Jun
Farming for the present, education for the future
DWS Chad, farming, Refugees
17 Jun
An abundant stock of their own grain
 Caption: Bernadetta Myanura and her granddaughter Feza in the few square meters they have to themselves in the reception center. Photo: M. Renaux
21 May
Violence in DRC causes immense displacement
Violence, Refugees, DRC, Uganda, LWF Uganda, humanitiarian response
21 May
Congolese refugees pour into Uganda
Rev. Siv Limstrand, Open Church of Trondheim City Mission, speaks at the LWF Europe panel during the church leadership gathering in Trondheim, Norway. Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
13 May
Perspectives on church witness in European society today
Refugees, Europe, European church leadership consultation, Norway, Easter
13 May
Panelists at LWF European church gathering describe varying contexts
Anti-Pegida: demonstration for openness, humanity and dialogue in front of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden. Photo: Bernd Gross/CC BY-SA 4.0
24 Apr
Saxony between Refugees and ‘Pegida’
Refugees
24 Apr
A Welcome Culture for Refugees and Willingness to Talk
Vessels used to transport migrants across the Mediterranean Sea lie rotting and decayed in a ships’ graveyard on the Italian island of Lampedusa. Photo: CCME/Franca di Lecce
21 Apr
A Clear and Compelling Need to Save Mediterranean Refugees
Refugees, Europe
21 Apr
LWF Reiterates Calls for Europe-Wide Actions
Titi Malik (third from left) with members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria and LWF delegation during a solidarity visit in March. Photo: Jfaden Multimedia
27 Mar
Opening her Doors to those Displaced by Violence in Northern Nigeria
Humanitarian Response, Refugees
27 Mar
“They Needed Assistance”
LWF water technicians fix a pipe in Ayilo2 refugee camp, Adjumani district, Uganda. Photo: LWF Uganda
22 Mar
The Guardians of Clean Water
Refugees, Water
22 Mar
How Borehole Committees Regulate Water Supply in Uganda
Refugee children fetching water from a water point constructed by the LWF. Photo: LWF/DWS Ethiopia
22 Mar
New Camp for Refugees in Gambella
Refugees, Water, South Sudan Crisis
22 Mar
Relocation Site for Flooded Leitchuor Camps Established
Graduates with diploma at the graduation ceremony. Photo: LWF/Kenya-Djibouti
6 Mar
“Educated Women are the Key to Development and Peace”
Refugees, Education
6 Mar
Teachers Graduate in Ali Addeh refugee camp, Djibouti
Primary school teacher Afrina Zechariah Anabak inspects the connection ports on her computer. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
6 Mar
Ajuong Thok Refugee Camp Starts Computer Training
Education, South Sudan Crisis, Refugees
6 Mar
Teaching in the Global Village
ALP students at Napatat Primary School, Ajuong Thok refugee camp. South Sudan. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
6 Mar
Something to Take Home
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Education
6 Mar
Students in a South Sudanese refugee camp embrace education
ALP level 3 students in class in Yusuf Batil refugee camp, Maban county, South Sudan. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
3 Mar
Back to School in Maban, South Sudan
Education, South Sudan Crisis, Refugees
3 Mar
Students in Refugee Camp Start New Term