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Human rights defenders have expressed concern about  the partiality of justice in handling the situation. Photo: ILUGUA
3 Jul
Guatemalan church defends right to peaceful protest
human rights defender, Human Rights, Water, indigenous people, Minorities and Indigenous People, Peace
3 Jul
The Guatemala Lutheran Church has called on the public prosecutor’s office to carry out “a criminal investigation” into the destruction of conduits that has led to critical water shortages in the...
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...
Women contemplate what is left of their homestead in Gudza village, central Mozambique, in the aftermath of cyclone Idai. Photo: LWF/Philip Wijmans
8 May
Mozambique: Supporting those who have to start all over again
emergency response, environment, floods, Climate, Climate Change, Mozambique, Humanitarian disaster, Water
8 May
Located in Mozambique’s central province of Manica, Sussundenga District, Dombé region was one of the worst hit areas following the 14 March tropical cyclone Idai.
A mother and her child in one of the LWF health centers. The child is being treated for severe malnourishment. Photo: LWF DRC
23 Apr
13 million Congolese in need of support
DRC, Refugees, IDP, malnourished food insecure, food, Water, Children, World Service, hunger
23 Apr
Humanitarian needs have doubled since 2017 ...
Children play at one of the water collection tanks between the Mailoti river and Minawao refugee camp. Photos: LWF/ C. Kästner
22 Mar
The journey of water
World Water Day, Water, Refugees, development, Capacity development, refugee camp, refugee camps, Cameroon, Nigeria, Boko Haram, WASH, shelter
22 Mar
Twenty liters - this is the recommended minimum amount of clean water every person should have at their disposal every day. What seems like quite a restriction for people living in developed...
Benjamin, head teacher of Nyumanzi 1 primary school, at the borehole built by LWF with BPRM support next to the school. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
20 May
Uganda: Boreholes for Education
South Sudan Crisis, Water, Education
20 May
Schools Profit from LWF Motorized Water System
LWF water technicians fix a pipe in Ayilo2 refugee camp, Adjumani district, Uganda. Photo: LWF Uganda
22 Mar
The Guardians of Clean Water
Refugees, Water
22 Mar
How Borehole Committees Regulate Water Supply in Uganda
Refugee children fetching water from a water point constructed by the LWF. Photo: LWF/DWS Ethiopia
22 Mar
New Camp for Refugees in Gambella
Refugees, Water, South Sudan Crisis
22 Mar
Relocation Site for Flooded Leitchuor Camps Established
One of the new boreholes in Adjumani. Photo: LWF Uganda
22 Mar
Uganda: Water for Adjumani
Water, South Sudan Crisis
22 Mar
LWF Installs Solar Pumps to Improve Water Supply
Non-food items being readied for distribution to Kakuma residents affected by the flooding. Photo: LWF/DWS Kenya-Djibouti
29 Oct
LWF Emergency Assistance to Refugees in Kenya’s Flooded Kakuma Camp
Kakuma Flooding, Refugees, ACT Alliance, Water
29 Oct
ACT Alliance Response Fund to Provide Clean Water, Shelter, Food, Protection and Psychosocial Support
LWF team in the Gambella, Ethiopia, refugee camp. Photo: LWF/DWS Ethiopia
10 Oct
Flooded Camps in Ethiopia’s Gambella Region Cause Water, Food Crisis for South Sudanese Refugees
Refugees, South Sudan Crisis, Water, WASH
10 Oct
Health Risks from Cholera, Malaria and Hepatitis E
NFIs from the LWF and partner organizations are ferried by boat to remote islands in Twic East County, South Sudan.  Photo: LWF South Sudan/George Taban
27 Jun
Food Insecurity in South Sudan, as LWF Seeks More Financial Support for Intervention
Refugees, Displaced Persons, Food Security, WASH, Livelihoods, Water, Education, South Sudan Crisis
27 Jun
Poor Response to Funding Appeals for Refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda
Borehole rehabilitated by LWF in Nyumanzi refugee settlement, Adjumani district, northern Uganda. Photo: DCA/ACT/LWF/Mai Gad
4 Feb
Life-Saving Water for South Sudanese Refugees
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Water
4 Feb
LWF Reconstructing Boreholes in Uganda
Makala’s family sells pawpaws to buy food after drought killed their millet crop. © LWF/M. Retief
19 Jul
FEATURE: In Namibia, It Hasn’t Been This Tough for Decades
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Water
19 Jul
LWF Reaches Out to Rural Communities in Namibia’s Worst Drought