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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...
World Service staff attending the GLTM hold the names of the countries where they are working. Photo:LWF/A. Hillert
16 May
Rooted in faith, committed to serving others
Policy/Guidelines, Human resource management, Finance, country programs, security, Humanitarian Response, environment, World Service, Leadership
16 May
On 9 May in Geneva, a ten-day Global Leadership Team Meeting (GLTM) opened for staff of the LWF’s World Service department which serves some 3 million people in countries across the globe through its...
LWF humanitarian workers assist a woman in the Middle East. Photo: Christian Jepsen
30 Oct
LWF looks forward to new strategic period with ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance, Governance, Humanitarian Response, development, Advocacy
30 Oct
LWF is looking forward to the future direction of ACT Alliance, which is holding its third general assembly in Uppsala, Sweden.
Students from LWF’s Angelina-Jolie school in Kakuma refugee camp with tablets in computer class. Photo: LWF
25 Jan
Smart Communities in Kenya
Refugees, DWS Kenya-Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, information technology, refugee camps, emergency response, Children, Humanitarian Response, Kakuma, Kenya refugee camps
25 Jan
The Lutheran World Federation has joined a high-powered public-private coalition, who will introduce internet and mobile connectivity, access to clean, efficient energy, and digital financial tools...
A woman carries water from a barehole installed by the LWF in Cacanda reception center, Northern Angola. Photo: LWF / C. Kästner
30 Nov
Water and sanitation for Kasai refugees in Angola
refugee camps, internally displaced people, Humanitarian Response
30 Nov
More funds needed to prevent outbreak of disease
Patrick Matala head of Unicef Kananga explaining access to basic services to Anne Wangari from LWF. Photo: LWF/DRC
15 Nov
The conflict only made a dormant crisis worse
internally displaced people, Humanitarian Response, DRC
15 Nov
LWF and Evangelical Lutheran Church of Congo visit Kasai
Photo: Susan Muis (center), LWF Regional program Officer for CAR, DRC and Chad, speaks at the NGO briefing in the Palais des Nations. Photo: LWF/Peter Kenny
14 Jul
“An alarming situation”
United Nations, security, Humanitarian Response
14 Jul
NGO Briefing to UN member states about Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo ...
The LWF and Islamic Relief Worldwide joined forces following the Nepal earthquake, April 2015, to provide emergency relief.
5 Oct
Faith groups a force for peace and cultural sensitivity in international aid
Interfaith, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Humanitarian Response, UNHRC
5 Oct
UNHCR event highlights positive contribution of joint Christian and Islamic humanitarian response
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.”
Titi Malik (third from left) with members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria and LWF delegation during a solidarity visit in March. Photo: Jfaden Multimedia
27 Mar
Opening her Doors to those Displaced by Violence in Northern Nigeria
Humanitarian Response, Refugees
27 Mar
“They Needed Assistance”
Workshop in disaster risk reduction and emergency response for a community in Myanmar. The statement reaffirms the humanitarian principles of neutrality, humanity, impartiality and independence especially in insecure and volatile contexts. Photo: LWF Myanmar
17 Mar
LWF Endorses Statement on Humanitarian Principles
Statement, ACT Alliance, Humanitarian Response
17 Mar
Neutrality and Independence in Work for People in Need
Distribution of winter clothing to refugees in Khanki camp, Dohuk. Photo: Sandra Cox
28 Jan
LWF Consolidates Emergency Operation in Iraq
Iraq Crisis, Humanitarian Response, Refugees
28 Jan
Interview with Roland Schlott, LWF Humanitarian Coordinator
At the lagoon of Alegría, Usulután, El Salvador, water levels have dropped dramatically. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
2 Oct
LWF to Support Communities Impacted by Drought, Food Shortages in Central America
Climate Change, Humanitarian Response
2 Oct
Drought Linked to El Niño Damages Bean and Corn Crops
Sign pointing to the newly opened Ebola Treatment Center near Phebe Hospital. Photo: LCL
25 Sep
LWF Solidarity with Churches and Communities Affected by Ebola Crisis
Ebola, Member Churches, Humanitarian Response, LWF Vice-President, Communion, Bishop, LWF General Secretary
25 Sep
Lutheran Churches in Liberia and Sierra Leone Reach Out
Side-event on Ebola Crisis during the 27th UNHR Council meeting. Photo: LWF/M. Spangler
25 Sep
Faith Groups Essential in Fighting Ebola
Ebola, United Nations, ACT Alliance, WCC, Humanitarian Response
25 Sep
Panel on Socio-economic and Human Rights Implications
Increased efforts are needed to prevent the spread of this biggest Ebola outbreak ever recorded. © EC/ECHO/Jean-Louis Mosser CC-SA
5 Aug
LWF Expresses Deep Appreciation of Efforts by Churches, Medical Staff to Fight Ebola in West Africa
LWF General Secretary, Member Churches, Humanitarian Response, Ebola
5 Aug
More than 800 Deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
Internally displaced mother Naomie Komessé, inside St Timothy Lutheran Church in CAR’s capital, Bangui. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
23 May
Finding Refuge in Central African Lutheran Church
Member Churches, CAR Crisis, Displaced Persons, Humanitarian Response
23 May
LWF Member Church Needs More Assistance for Civilians Caught in CAR Crisis
Kofi Annan greets Martin Junge at the WCC consultation © Peter Williams/WCC
25 Sep
Junge: Moral Dimension Must Be at Center of Syria Negotiations
Humanitarian Response, Peace
25 Sep
LWF Calls for Peace in Syria, While Pledging More Humanitarian Assistance
Bohong villagers had to flee their homes after a Seleka rebel attack in mid-August. Photo: EELCAR
18 Sep
Empowering Local Partners to Restore Stability
Women, Humanitarian Response, Income Generation
18 Sep
LWF Emergency Response in CAR Targets Women’s Groups