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LWF team leader in Cameroon helping women and children prepare food. Photo: LWF Cameroon
13 Feb
Refugees in Cameroon Assisted through LWF/UNHCR Partnership
Refugees
13 Feb
Sanitation, Livelihoods and Peace workshops
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
UNHCR and LWF response to South Sudanese refugees in Maban refugee camp. Photo: Mats Wallerstedt
28 Jan
UNHCR Voices Appreciation for Partnership with LWF
United Nations, Refugees
28 Jan
“You go where others don't”...
Staff, beneficiaries and visitors visiting project fields in Kimiti department. Photo: LWF Chad
16 Jan
Chad: Livelihoods for Refugees and Host Communities
Food Security, Refugees
16 Jan
First Harvest for Project “Seeds for Solutions”
Simon Puot Poth is educating youth displaced by war in South Sudan. Photo: Paul Plett/CLWR
15 Jan
Education for South Sudanese refugees in Kakuma Camp
Kakuma, Education, Refugees, Refugees. Displaced person, DWS Kenya/Djibouti, Kenya
15 Jan
“Fostering the Peace in Society”
Tiny survivors of the 2010 Haitian earthquake gather outside the Model Resettlement Village in Gressier
12 Jan
"We Are Better Prepared Now"
Refugees, Migrants, Haiti, Displaced Persons
12 Jan
Commemoration of Haiti Earthquake in LWF Model Village
A street leader with his children in front of a half collapsed tent which is used as a Mosque. Photo: LWF/ J. Pfattner
9 Jan
Winter Storm Causes Destruction in Za’atari Refugee Camp
Refugees, Syria Crisis, Displaced Persons
9 Jan
Refugees in Camps and Host Communities Most Vulnerable to Extreme Weather
Mauritanians receiving the notification of their changed status at Mbera refugee camp. Photo: LWF Mauritania
17 Dec
LWF to Take Over Camp Management of Mbera, Mauritania
Refugees
17 Dec
“Sign of Continued Confidence and Appreciation”
Students in a Dadaab schoolroom. Photo: LWF/DWS Kenya-Djibouti
12 Dec
São Leopoldo Students Send Video, Letters to Children in Dadaab Refugee Camp
Refugees, Education
12 Dec
Extending a Tree of Friendship from Brazil to Kenya
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”
A young boy collects buckets for washing and water transport at the LWF distribution point in Leitchuor camp. Photo: LWF Ethiopia/ Heidi Lehto
5 Dec
Ethiopia: Focus on Hygiene in Flooded Camps
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees
5 Dec
“Emergency Within an Emergency”
General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge at the LWF Council Meeting in Medan, Indonesia, June 2014. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
4 Dec
Diaconal and theological work belong together
LWF General Secretary, Diakonia, Europe, Refugees
4 Dec
Speaking in Württemberg, the General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation recalls the founding of the LWF
ELCI Dean Heiner A. Bludau speaks at the LWF European regions’ conference. Photo: Gerhard Frey-Reininghaus
31 Oct
European Lutherans Express Solidarity with Italian Church for ‘Welcoming the Stranger’
Member Churches, Europe Meeting 2014, Refugees, Migrants, National Committee, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
31 Oct
Message from LWF Regional Church Conference
Non-food items being readied for distribution to Kakuma residents affected by the flooding. Photo: LWF/DWS Kenya-Djibouti
29 Oct
LWF Emergency Assistance to Refugees in Kenya’s Flooded Kakuma Camp
Kakuma Flooding, Refugees, ACT Alliance, Water
29 Oct
ACT Alliance Response Fund to Provide Clean Water, Shelter, Food, Protection and Psychosocial Support
Queuing for distribution of non-food items in Kakuma. Photo: LWF/DWS Kenya-Djibouti
23 Oct
Kakuma Refugee Camp Resilient in the Midst of Flooding
Kakuma, Refugees, Kakuma Flooding, Refugees. Displaced person, DWS Kenya/Djibouti, Kenya
23 Oct
Nine Dead, Two Thousand Affected as River Overflows
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
LWF team in the Gambella, Ethiopia, refugee camp. Photo: LWF/DWS Ethiopia
10 Oct
Flooded Camps in Ethiopia’s Gambella Region Cause Water, Food Crisis for South Sudanese Refugees
Refugees, South Sudan Crisis, Water, WASH
10 Oct
Health Risks from Cholera, Malaria and Hepatitis E
UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner Janet Lim (left) and LWF General Secretary Rev  Martin Junge signing the MoU. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
3 Oct
LWF and UNHCR Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Humanitarian Cooperation
LWF General Secretary, Refugees, Displaced Persons, United Nations, Children, Peace, WASH, Climate Justice, Livelihoods
3 Oct
“Delighted to see the scope for our joint work expand”
LWF emergency response staff meets with IDPs in Bouar in Central African Republic’s Nana Mambéré prefecture. Photo: LWF/DWS CAR
18 Aug
Tribute to Staff on World Humanitarian Day 2014
World Humanitarian Day 2014, Staff, Refugees, Displaced Persons
18 Aug
LWF Calls for Aid Workers Safety and Protection
NFIs from the LWF and partner organizations are ferried by boat to remote islands in Twic East County, South Sudan.  Photo: LWF South Sudan/George Taban
27 Jun
Food Insecurity in South Sudan, as LWF Seeks More Financial Support for Intervention
Refugees, Displaced Persons, Food Security, WASH, Livelihoods, Water, Education, South Sudan Crisis
27 Jun
Poor Response to Funding Appeals for Refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda
Mikka McCracken presents the report of the Committee for Advocacy and Public Voice at Council 2014. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
17 Jun
LWF Council 2014 Adopts Public Statements
LWF Council, Council 2014, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate, Violence, Refugees, United Nations, Member Churches
17 Jun
Interreligious Dialogue, Peace and Justice
Rev. Michael Martin shares a tin of sweets with a Syrian family at the Za’atri refugee camp. Photo: LWF Jordan/E. Gano
23 May
LWF Intervention in Jordan Engages Syrian Refugees in Peace Building
Refugees, Member Churches, Syria Crisis, Peace, Middle East, Displaced Persons
23 May
Interview with Bavarian Delegation Visiting Za’atri Camp and Al Mafraq Communities
Children look for valuable items in the ashes of what was once the central market in Bor. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance
29 Apr
LWF Joins Call to End Violence against Civilians in South Sudan
South Sudan Crisis, Displaced Persons, Refugees, United Nations
29 Apr
A Callous Disregard for Civilian Life
LWF distribution of non-food items to IDPs in Twic East county, Jonglei State, South Sudan on 30 March. Photo: LWF South Sudan/J. Aleer
25 Apr
LWF Pleads for Cessation of Hostilities and Humanitarian Access to Civilians in South Sudan
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Displaced Persons, United Nations
25 Apr
High Risk of Conflict Destabilizing Entire Region
A South Sudanese girl at the Lietchor refugee camp in Gambella, western Ethiopia. Photo: Christof Krackhardt/ACT/Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
16 Apr
LWF Ethiopia Says Refugee Camp Capacity Is “Severely Overstretched”
Refugees, South Sudan Crisis
16 Apr
Insufficient Funding Compounds Situation for over 90,000 South Sudanese
Tibetan refugee Kunsang Dolma sells jewelry made through LWF-training support for women groups. Photo: LWF/Christopher Waddell
8 Apr
Join the LWF on a Unique Visit to Nepal
Refugees, Backstage Pass, Event
8 Apr
Trekking Expedition Offers Insights from Host Communities and Tibetan Refugees
South Sudanese children at a refugee settlement in Adjumani, Uganda. Photo: DCA/ACT/LWF/Mai Gad
20 Feb
Safety and Hope in Adjumani’s Refugee Settlements
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees
20 Feb
LWF Increases Support to Influx of South Sudanese in Uganda
Loubandin Kim Copin made a life for himself and his family at Camp Dossiye, Chad. Photo: LWF/Thomas Ekelund
17 Feb
CAR Refugees Find A New Home in Camp Dosseye, Chad
CAR Crisis, Refugees
17 Feb
LWF providing a safe haven in the midst of conflict