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Two young men construct a house in the Beldangi Refugee Camp in southeast Nepal. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
20 Jun
Taking leadership #WithRefugees
World Refugee Day, Department for World Service, #withrefugees, refugee, Leadership, Water, shelter, psychosocial support, host communities
20 Jun
All over the world, churches are making a difference for people on the move. They provide shelter, food and water, give psychosocial support, and help to build relations with host communities. So...
Religion is a vital component in the lives of many refugees. New guidelines will attune humanitarian work to the needs of people of faith. Photo: Christian Jepsen, taken in Zaa'atri in January 2018
30 Jun
Faith-sensitive humanitarian guidelines take center stage at UNHCR-NGO side event
Islamic Relief Worldwide, psychosocial support
30 Jun
A new manual on faith-sensitive humanitarian action published by the LWF and IRW was the focus of a side event today at annual consultations held by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, with NGOs.
Market in Boroli refugee settlement, Adjumani. South Sudanese refugees have opened shops and are selling their fruits and vegetables here. Northern Uganda South Sudan refugee crisis. Photos: LWF/ C. Kästner
29 Jun
The Lutheran World Federation and Islamic Relief Worldwide publish manual on faith - sensitive humanitarian action
Islamic Relief Worldwide, psychosocial support
29 Jun
Diverse coalition of faith and secular groups launches guidance on ‘faith-sensitivity’ to help humanitarian organisations in their work with refugees at UNHCR event
Young people with disabilities receive support and therapy, such as painting lessons, by a small Lutheran congregation in Tolyatti, Russia. Photo: Marcus Mockler, epd -Bild
10 Apr
Lutherans in Russia assist people with disabilities
Diakonia, People with Disabilities, disability, psychosocial support
10 Apr
A small Lutheran congregation in Tolyatti, west Russia, has taken up the challenge of being an inclusive congregation, providing vital support for disabled young adults.
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
Deena Houmhisna, a psychosocial worker with LWF Chad, supports people who have seen unimaginable things. Photo: LWF Chad
14 Aug
Without psychosocial support, everything lacks foundation
psychosocial support, Chad, Central African Republic
14 Aug
“It is difficult to see so many people in need and not to be able to help them.”
Kanchi Shrestha, 71, nurses her broken leg in a makeshift shelter. The LWF has helped Shrestha and her extended family and will help them re-build their homes. Photo: LWF Nepal
30 Jul
Monsoon slows reconstruction in Nepal
shelter, psychosocial support, DWS Nepal, 25 April earthquake, April 25 2015, earthquake recovery
30 Jul
LWF provides shelter and psychosocial support