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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
Borehole rehabilitated by LWF in Nyumanzi refugee settlement, Adjumani district, northern Uganda. Photo: DCA/ACT/LWF/Mai Gad
4 Feb
Life-Saving Water for South Sudanese Refugees
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Water
4 Feb
LWF Reconstructing Boreholes in Uganda
LWF volunteers John Garang and Peter Jok at Adjumani refugee camp, Uganda. DCA/ACT/LWF/Mai Gad
30 Jan
Now Refugees in Uganda, LWF South Sudanese Staff Support Emergency Response in Adjumani
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Staff
30 Jan
LWF Provides Life-Saving Assistance to Thousands Seeking Refuge in Camps
Rev. Martin Junge presents a cross from Central America to the Most Rev. Andres Poder, archbishop of EELC. Photo: Tiit Kuusemaa
28 Jan
Strengthening Lutheran Identity in Estonia
Refugees, Europe, Member Churches, LWF General Secretary
28 Jan
Encouragement in Secular Society
German Charge d’Affaires, UNHCR and LWF representatives at the NFI handover. Photo: LWF Chad/S. Dalou
23 Jan
LWF Non-Food Items for Sudanese Refugees in Eastern Chad
Refugees, Displaced Persons
23 Jan
Chad Hosts over 420,000 Refugees from Neighboring Countries
With the huge influx of Syrian refugees, classrooms in Mafraq public schools are even more crowded than usual.  Photo: LWF/Mats Wallerstedt
17 Jan
LWF Affirms Support for Ecumenical Efforts to End Conflict in Syria
Refugees, LWF General Secretary, Displaced Persons, Syria Crisis
17 Jan
Junge Participates in WCC Consultation on Syria
Tabisa Nyabol and her grandchildren in Adjumani, Uganda. Photo: ACT-DCA-LWF/Mai Gad
14 Jan
Massive Influx of South Sudanese Refugees into Uganda Calls for Scaled-Up Humanitarian Response
Refugees, South Sudan Crisis
14 Jan
LWF to Increase Support for Thousands Arriving Daily
Refugees fleeing the crisis in South Sudan arrive at Kakuma camp in Kenya. Photo: LWF/J. Macharia
8 Jan
South Sudanese Religious Leaders Calling for Ceasefire
Refugees, Displaced Persons, Violence, Peace, South Sudan Crisis
8 Jan
LWF on the Ground to Assist Refugees from the Conflict
Newly arrived refugees from the Central African Republic receive a hot meal in Dosseye camp in southern Chad. Photo: LWF Chad/S. Dalou
8 Jan
LWF Providing Assistance in Central African Republic Crisis
Refugees, CAR Crisis
8 Jan
Hot Meals and Non-Food Items Provided
Children walk near flooding in tented settlement Jordan. Photo: Karl Schembri/Oxfam (CC-BY-NC-SA)
13 Dec
Another Harsh Winter, LWF Reaches Out to Syrian Refugees in Jordan
Refugees
13 Dec
Gas Heaters, Bottles, Carpets and Winter Clothing for Hundreds of Families in Al Mafraq
LWF President Younan (third left) at the Religions for Peace Assembly. Photo: Religions for Peace
22 Nov
Global Religious Leaders Endorse “Welcoming the Stranger” Affirmations
LWF President, Refugees, Migrants, Displaced Persons, Interfaith
22 Nov
LWF President Younan: Apply Justice by Accepting “the Other”
LWF-led education project for Yida refugees, South Sudan. Photo: LWF/M. Hyden
20 Nov
LWF Receives Nobel Peace Prize Money
Education, Refugees
20 Nov
Project to Provide Education Support for Children in South Sudan
The Pope received a refugee’s teapot as an invitation to work together for the suffering neighbor. Photo: Osservatore Romano
21 Oct
LWF Delegation Meets Pope Francis
Refugees, Europe, LWF General Secretary, LWF President, LWF Vice-President, Migrants
21 Oct
Strengthening Churches’ Commitment to the Poor and Vulnerable
A group discussion at the European region church leaders’ consultation. Photo: Johan Ehrning
17 Oct
Called to Accompany One Another
Member Churches, Resolutions/Conference Outcome, Migrants, Refugees
17 Oct
European Churches Aim to be a Voice of Hope