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In Rakhine State, Myanmar, residents fleeing recurring fighting in Kyauktaw township have sought refuge in Ponnagyun township. The LWF and the Department of Disaster Management recently distributed non-food items including kitchen utensils, clothes, mats, water filters and mosquito nets to displaced families. Photo: LWF Myanmar
2 Apr
International NGOs in Myanmar reiterate humanitarian obligation to protect civilians in Rakhine
DWS Myanmar, Peace, peacebuilding, Rakhine Crisis, Displaced Persons, internally displaced people
2 Apr
The LWF has joined INGOs renewing calls for protection of civilians amid continuing fighting between two armed sides in Myanmar’s Rakhine province.
An LWF-run child-friendly space in Thi Kyar village, Mrauk U township, Rakhine state, Myanmar. Photo:C/Kästner
22 Jan
International NGOs call for unrestricted access to affected populations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state
DWS Myanmar, Peace, peacebuilding, Rakhine Crisis, Displaced Persons, internally displaced people
22 Jan
The Lutheran World Federation is among 18 international non-governmental organizations calling for “rapid, unfettered and sustained access” to all populations affected by the renewed fighting between...
LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa greeting during the Ecumenical lunch with representatives of the four member churches in Myanmar and World Service country program staff. 30 January 2018. Photo: LWF Myanmar
15 Feb
Together, we can do so much
LWF member churches, humanitarian support, humanitarian relief, Interfaith, Ecumenical, IDP, internally displaced people, emergency, Rakhine Crisis, Muslim, Buddhism, Myanmar, President Myanmar 2018, DWS Myanmar, Lutheran Church of Myanmar, Myanmar Lutheran Church, Asia, World Service, Peace, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, LWF President
15 Feb
The LWF has proved itself an organization recognised for high quality work and for networking with diverse groups of people, Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa says.
Community consultations in Mozambique led to a parallel report raising the issue of land rights, women’s rights, the right to justice, and the rights of minorities. Photo: LWF/ S.Oftadeh
16 Mar
Empowering people to claim their rights
Universal Periodic Review, UPR, DWS Myanmar
16 Mar
Workshop focuses on human rights : achieving impact
A Dalit woman in Nepal. Implementing the Discrimination and Untouchability Act of 2011, which abolishes caste discrimination, is a major human rights challenge in Nepal. Photo: LWF/Lucia de Vries
16 Nov
Human rights: Myanmar and Nepal accept LWF recommendations
DWS Myanmar, Universal Periodic Review, UPR, Myanmar, Nepal
16 Nov
Giving communities a voice on the international stage
A woman walks down a street in Myanmar, where women are particularly disadvantaged. The LWF has presented recommendations to the UN human rights process which will scrutinise human rights in Myanmar.
16 Oct
Human rights support sought to change lives in Myanmar
DWS Myanmar, Myanmar, UPR, Human Rights
16 Oct
Delegation from Myanmar presents human rights report report
Aid agencies provide reilef in a camp for internally displaced people before the monsoon season. Many IDP camps were set-up on paddy fields which are prone to flooding in the rainy season. Photo: Evangelos Petratos EU/ECHO, CC-NC-ND (archive photo)
5 Aug
Myanmar: Support to people affected by monsoon floods
DWS Myanmar, Myanmar, floods, August 2015, humanitarian aid
5 Aug
“Massive devastation”
A cooperative of Dalit women in Nepal. LWF is working with marginalized communities to help them claim their rights. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
31 Mar
Human Rights in Myanmar and Nepal
DWS Myanmar, Myanmar, Human Rights, UPR
31 Mar
LWF Submits Parallel Reports to Human Rights Council