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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...
Members of the Hungarian Interchurch Aid delegation and LWF staff visited Davudiya refugee camp near Dohuk, where more than 700 Christian, Yazidi and Muslim families live. Photo: ELCH Northern Diocese
14 Jun
Ecumenical witness among persecuted Iraqis
Department for World Service, Refugees, Displaced Persons, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary, DWS, Iraq Crisis
14 Jun
Hungarian church support for minorities and disadvantaged groups
Mozambique human rights defenders discuss the human rights situation in Mozambique with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). From left, Sousa Goncalves Chele, head of strategic planning department of the Human Rights League-Mozambique, Dr. Alice Mabota, founder of the Human Rights League, LWF Advocacy Officer in Mozambique Nordine Ferrao, LWF Project Coordinator in Beira (Mozambique) Luis Maibeque Gonda , LWF Advocacy Officer Dr Ojot Ojulu, High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and Abigail Noko, OHCHR-Africa Branch. Photo: LWF/E. Gore
7 Jul
“Courageous people like you give us hope”
DWS, DWS Mozambique, UPR
7 Jul
UN Human Rights Commissioner commends LWF work in Mozambique
Randa Osman Al-Majalis (left) and Rebecca Makki (right), two of the top five students from Ajoung Thok awarded by the ministry. Photo: LWF/ A. Mwaura
7 Jul
South Sudan: Refugee students shine in final exams
DWS, DWS South Sudan, refugee camps
7 Jul
LWF schools in South Sudan rank top in state examinations
The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus helps to diffuse tension and reconcile communities in the southwestern region of Gambella. At a recent workshop, trainees washed the feet of a man, woman, youth and child, as a sign of love and respect. Photo: EECMY Peace Office
7 Jul
Ethiopian church fosters peace and reconciliation in Gambella
DWS, DWS Ethiopia, Peace
7 Jul
Pastors, community members trained in conflict resolution
Gisma with her family. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
16 Jun
“I want to educate and support”
South Sudan, DWS
16 Jun
Day of the African Child advocates against early marriage
Young people in Mberra camp. They usually meet 3-4 days a week. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
4 Feb
Preparing for leadership
DWS Mauritania, DWS, Education
4 Feb
Life-skills and vocational training for young refugees in Mauritania
 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
Young women in Rwamwanja settlement were one of the focal groups in the consultations. Photo: LWF/ S. Oftadeh
19 Jan
UN human rights consultations start in Uganda
Uganda, UPR, Universal Periodic Review, DWS, gender inequality, Violence, gender-based violence
19 Jan
Giving communities a voice on the international stage
Nisreen Haji’s face lit up when she was placed into a wheelchair given to her by the Lutheran World Federation and partners CAPNI and Al Ghazel in early December 2014. Photo: LWF/S. Cox
27 Nov
New wheel chair creates mobility, eases burden on family
DWS, Iraq
27 Nov
Highlighting conflict zones on International Day of People with Disabilities
A DWS staff member vaccinates a the dog belonging to a refugee as part of an animal vaccination campaign, Dosseye camp, southern Chad. The LWF celebrates the work of staff around the world on World Humanitarian Day. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
18 Aug
Praise for LWF staff on World Humanitarian Day
World Humanitarian Day 2015, World Humanitarian Day, conflict, emergency response, Humanitarian Response, DWS, Staff
18 Aug
“We know and appreciate the commitment from each one of you.”