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Early in the morning, a boy runs amid the tents in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. Opened in July, 2012, the camp holds upwards of 20,000 refugees from the civil war inside Syria, but its numbers are growing. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT
19 Apr
Be the voices and hands of hope!
church, Refugees, Syria, Syria Crisis, Syria Crisis. Refugees, refugee camp, internally displaced people, IDP
19 Apr
The Church of Norway has issued a striking plea to the country’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg to show courage by offering a concrete welcome to refugees to the Scandinavian nation.
A young woman in Za’atari camp, Jordan. Photo: LWF/ M. de la Guardia
10 Apr
Aid organizations call for protection of civilians in Syria
Syria, refugees protection, LWF Jordan, LWF Jerusalem, Advocacy
10 Apr
LWF statement to Brussels conference on ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’
A mother prepares a meal for her children. The family fled from Mosul a few weeks ago and now lives in Debaga camp. All images: LWF/ Seivan Salim
17 Oct
Relief goods for Mosul refugees
Syria Crisis, Syria, Mosul, Iraq, Iraq Crisis
17 Oct
Thousands have fled to Debaga camp
Helsinki's Kallio Church will ring a funeral melody to raise awareness about the bombing of Aleppo. Photo: Henna Aaltonen
14 Oct
Church bells ringing in Finland for Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria, Human Rights
14 Oct
LWF supports initiative to protest violations
Mahdi and his family were threatened with death and kidnapping by the Taliban and fled Afghanistan for Europe, together with his brother-in-law’s family. The families were shot at when crossing the Iranian - Turkish border, which was covered with barbed wire. In the process they were separated from 10 family members. Photo: LWF/J. Schreier
21 Apr
Caring for refugees in Greece
Greece, Refugees, Afghanistan, Syria, Koutsochero
21 Apr
A changing situation
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
Residents of Za'atari refugee camp, seen here after a snow storm in 2014, play in the remaining patches of snow. Canadian Lutherans hope to bring a Syrian family to Canada. LWF Jordan/J. Pfattner
27 Nov
Canadian Lutherans work together to sponsor Syrian refugee family
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), the Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC), Refugees, Syria Crisis, Syria
27 Nov
National Bishop Johnson: Living out the call to be a church in mission for others