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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
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