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In a country experiencing recurring drought, the LWF country program work in Ethiopia includes support to farmers in Lalibela to build irrigation canals and terraces for food and water conservation. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
4 Oct
LWF country programs in East Africa plan joint approach to humanitarian crises
Climate Change, Humanitarian Response, South Sudan, Refugees. Displaced person, Kenya, Advocacy
4 Oct
A regional response to the humanitarian crises in South Sudan and Somalia, and joint work on thematic areas such as climate change were the themes of a Regional Meeting of the LWF World Service...
A man plays football with his children in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan, while another man, wounded in fighting in Syria, looks on. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT
6 Apr
LWF and ecumenical partners link to #WithRefugees solidarity tour
#withrefugees, refugee, Kakuma, Za'atari Refugee Camp, Refugees, internally displaced people, Displaced Persons, Refugees. Displaced person
6 Apr
The #WithRefugees World Tour kicks off today with a sports day in the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. The LWF, WCC and other ecumenical partners are joining hands with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency,...
A volunteer welcomes 40 people from Lebanon at Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday, January 29, 2018. Families and individuals will be living in different regions, depending on reception possibilities. Photo: Jean-Michel Hitter/FEP
20 Mar
Churches in France open “Humanitarian Corridors”
refugees protection, Refugees, Refugees. Displaced person, civil war, Humanitarian space, Advocacy
20 Mar
Churches in France, among them the LWF member church, have united to welcome refugees to the country. The “Humanitarian Corridors” project follows a similar example from Italy. Its purpose is to...
Refugees walking on the railways at the border between Hungary and Serbia. Photo: ELCH/ Zsuzsanna Horvath-Bolla
14 Mar
LWF General Secretary urges upholding of human rights
Refugees, Refugees. Displaced person, refugees protection, refugee crisis, conflict, Protection, Welcoming the Stranger, General Secretary Martin Junge, LWF General Secretary, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge
14 Mar
Churches need to stand against the deterioration of humanitarian values and human rights, The Lutheran World Federation General Secretary, Rev. Dr Martin Junge, said in Germany. Referring to the...
LWF receiving refugees at Lefori collection point, in Northern Uganda. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
28 Feb
South Sudan crisis set to become Africa’s largest
Refugees, War, South Sudan conflict, conflict, internally displaced people, displacement, Displaced Persons, Refugees. Displaced person, Kenya, Uganda, Kakuma, Ethiopia, South Sudan, South Sudan Crisis
28 Feb
The plight of refugees from South Sudan is set to become Africa’s largest refugee crisis, with the Lutheran World Federation on the frontline in South Sudan and the countries receiving the refugees,...
The LWF president discusses with residents of Ohn Taw Gyi (South) camp. Photos: LWF/ I. Htun
21 Feb
LWF president visits humanitarian work in Myanmar
Refugees, internally displaced people, Refugees. Displaced person, Displaced Persons, President Myanmar 2018, LWF President, emergency, Interfaith, Myanmar, Asia, musl, Buddhism, refugee camps
21 Feb
On his recent visit to Myanmar, The Lutheran World Federation President Archbishop Dr. Panti Filibus Musa visited two camps for internally displaced people, the Ohn Taw Gyi (South) camp and the Min...
A woman newly arrived from the DRC holds a child as they wait to be moved from the Sebagoro landing site. LWF Uganda is at the frontline of the refugee response. All Photos:  LWF Uganda / S. Nalubega
14 Feb
Urgent support for DRC refugees needed
Refugees, Violence, emergency relief, humanitarian relief, Refugees. Displaced person, DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda
14 Feb
The LWF in Uganda is poised to manage three entry points for refugees fleeing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an emergency the UN has labelled critical. ...
Aminatou Abubakar, president of the women’s association in Minawao refugee camp, speaks at a public event about the dangers of spontaneous and unassisted return to Nigeria. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
30 Jan
Security first for refugees from Nigeria
Cameroon, DWS, emergency response, emergency operation, Refugees, Refugees. Displaced person, Displaced Persons, host community, Nigeria, UNHCR, refugee camps, Welcoming the Stranger, security
30 Jan
Four years ago, thousands of people fled the Boko Haram terror in Nigeria to Cameroon. Now, the Minawao refugee camp sees a wave of refugees spontaneously returning to unsafe areas in eastern Nigeria...
Yusuf Mohamed Ali, 42, and his family. He came as a refugee from Bey Dedawa, Somalia in 2007. Four of his nine children have been born in the camp. LWF supported him with chicken so he could start poultry production. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
5 Dec
Ethiopia to implement new refugee framework
UNHCR, Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, Livelihoods, Refugees. Displaced person
5 Dec
The Lutheran World Federation has welcomed the commitment of the Ethiopian government to the protection of refugees with the official launch of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in...
If we ever get out of here, a documentary by filmmaker Marika Griehsel and Lollo Jarnebrink
21 Mar
"If we ever get out of here."
Kakuma, refugee, Refugees. Displaced person, DWS Kenya
21 Mar
A film documenting daily life inside the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya ...
One half of all refugees at the Za'atari Camp are children. Three brothers from a Syrian family sit, hoping for an end to the conflict.  Photo: LWF/Maria de la Guardia
16 Mar
Five years conflict in Syria
Syria, Syria Crisis. Refugees, refugee crisis, Refugees. Displaced person
16 Mar
LWF ‘Peace Oasis’ cares for children traumatized by war and displacement
 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
A refugee hold images of family members killed in the South Sudan conflict, Njumanzi reception center, Adjumani, Uganda. Photo: LWF/ M. Renaux
19 Jan
Renewed fighting causes refugee influx to Uganda
Uganda, Refugees. Displaced person, Violence
19 Jan
More than 5,000 new arrivals in 2016
“The call to protect the vulnerable is part of our deepest faith convictions,” LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge told participants at the Geneva conference. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
19 Jan
We must address root causes of the refugee crisis
Human Rights, Refugees. Displaced person, European refugee crisis
19 Jan
Strategic cooperation with faith-based organizations makes a critical difference
Margaret Awak Aguer is mobbed and lifted by fellow students at Shambe Primary School after emerging as the best candidate in Kakuma Refugee camp in the 2015 KCPE with 400 out of a possible 500 marks © LWF Kakuma January 2016
12 Jan
Top marks for girl student in Kakuma refugee camp
DWS Kenya/Djibouti, Kenya, Kakuma, refugee, Refugees. Displaced person
12 Jan
Primary exams in LWF schools in Kenya
Hassan and his carer in their shelter at the Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. The LWF works to ease the burden for elderly in Dadaab. Photo: LWF Kenya
8 Jan
Special care for elderly refugees in Kenya
DWS Kenya, Dadaab, psychosocial support, Refugees. Displaced person
8 Jan
LWF Kenya provides relief goods, food and psychosocial support
Raba’a explains the situation in her family. Photo: Jennifer Clark, CLWR
19 Nov
Food support for refugees and hosts in Jordan
DWS Jordan, refugee, Refugees. Displaced person, refugee crisis
19 Nov
Relieving the burden of hunger
Caption: Shemaa (8) and Bushra (9) getting ready for school. The girls and their family live in a communal shelter with 31 other people. Photo: LWF/ Seivan Salim
19 Nov
The youngest victims of conflict
Refugees. Displaced person, Iraq, refugee crisis
19 Nov
How children in Iraq deal with violence and displacement
The LWF is helping camp residents prepare for winter in northern Iraq. LWF/Seivan Salim
9 Nov
LWF offers winter relief goods in northern Iraq
Refugees. Displaced person, Syria Crisis, Kurdistan
9 Nov
“Every day feels like death”
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”
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