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LWF receiving refugees at Lefori collection point, in Northern Uganda. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
28 Feb
South Sudan crisis set to become Africa’s largest
Refugees, War, South Sudan conflict, conflict, internally displaced people, displacement, Displaced Persons, Refugees. Displaced person, Kenya, Uganda, Kakuma, Ethiopia, South Sudan, South Sudan Crisis
28 Feb
The plight of refugees from South Sudan is set to become Africa’s largest refugee crisis, with the Lutheran World Federation on the frontline in South Sudan and the countries receiving the refugees,...
Attacked while fleeing South Sudan, Amina, 17, is now in the care of the Lutheran World Federation at Palorinya refugee camp, northern Uganda. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
7 Mar
A total absence of law
gender-based violence, Gender Justice, Refugees, South Sudan Crisis, emergency response
7 Mar
LWF supports survivors of gender-based violence in South Sudan
Ninety percent of the refugees are women and children. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
28 Feb
Overwhelming needs of refugees in Northern Uganda
Refugees, South Sudan Crisis, emergency response
28 Feb
More support needed to meet basic needs
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
Mary holding her baby. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
24 Apr
Assistance to Survivors of Sexual Violence
South Sudan Crisis, Violence, Women
24 Apr
Giving Hope and Material Support to Traumatized Refugees
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
Child rights club in Kaya refugee camp, South Sudan. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
19 Mar
Uganda: Regional Workshop on Child Protection
Child Protection, South Sudan Crisis
19 Mar
Mechanisms to Safeguard the Most Vulnerable
Primary school teacher Afrina Zechariah Anabak inspects the connection ports on her computer. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
6 Mar
Ajuong Thok Refugee Camp Starts Computer Training
Education, South Sudan Crisis, Refugees
6 Mar
Teaching in the Global Village
ALP students at Napatat Primary School, Ajuong Thok refugee camp. South Sudan. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
6 Mar
Something to Take Home
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Education
6 Mar
Students in a South Sudanese refugee camp embrace education
ALP level 3 students in class in Yusuf Batil refugee camp, Maban county, South Sudan. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
3 Mar
Back to School in Maban, South Sudan
Education, South Sudan Crisis, Refugees
3 Mar
Students in Refugee Camp Start New Term
A young boy collects buckets for washing and water transport at the LWF distribution point in Leitchuor camp. Photo: LWF Ethiopia/ Heidi Lehto
5 Dec
Ethiopia: Focus on Hygiene in Flooded Camps
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees
5 Dec
“Emergency Within an Emergency”
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
7 Aug
South Sudan: LWF Condemns Aid Workers’ Killing, Evacuates Maban Staff amid Growing Insecurity
Staff, Violence, South Sudan Crisis
7 Aug
Temporary Suspension of Assistance to Sudanese Refugees and Host Communities
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
Children look for valuable items in the ashes of what was once the central market in Bor. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance
29 Apr
LWF Joins Call to End Violence against Civilians in South Sudan
South Sudan Crisis, Displaced Persons, Refugees, United Nations
29 Apr
A Callous Disregard for Civilian Life
LWF distribution of non-food items to IDPs in Twic East county, Jonglei State, South Sudan on 30 March. Photo: LWF South Sudan/J. Aleer
25 Apr
LWF Pleads for Cessation of Hostilities and Humanitarian Access to Civilians in South Sudan
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Displaced Persons, United Nations
25 Apr
High Risk of Conflict Destabilizing Entire Region
A South Sudanese girl at the Lietchor refugee camp in Gambella, western Ethiopia. Photo: Christof Krackhardt/ACT/Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
16 Apr
LWF Ethiopia Says Refugee Camp Capacity Is “Severely Overstretched”
Refugees, South Sudan Crisis
16 Apr
Insufficient Funding Compounds Situation for over 90,000 South Sudanese
Many of those displaced rely on untreated water from swamps and rivers. The LWF provides water treatment tablets to purify drinking water. Photo: Melany Markham
12 Mar
South Sudan: Intervention Critical for IDPs Before Long Rainy Season Begins
South Sudan Crisis, Displaced Persons, Staff
12 Mar
Interview with LWF Country Program Coordinator Lokiru Matendo
South Sudanese children at a refugee settlement in Adjumani, Uganda. Photo: DCA/ACT/LWF/Mai Gad
20 Feb
Safety and Hope in Adjumani’s Refugee Settlements
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees
20 Feb
LWF Increases Support to Influx of South Sudanese in 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
LWF volunteers John Garang and Peter Jok at Adjumani refugee camp, Uganda. DCA/ACT/LWF/Mai Gad
30 Jan
Now Refugees in Uganda, LWF South Sudanese Staff Support Emergency Response in Adjumani
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Staff
30 Jan
LWF Provides Life-Saving Assistance to Thousands Seeking Refuge in Camps
Tabisa Nyabol and her grandchildren in Adjumani, Uganda. Photo: ACT-DCA-LWF/Mai Gad
14 Jan
Massive Influx of South Sudanese Refugees into Uganda Calls for Scaled-Up Humanitarian Response
Refugees, South Sudan Crisis
14 Jan
LWF to Increase Support for Thousands Arriving Daily
Refugees fleeing the crisis in South Sudan arrive at Kakuma camp in Kenya. Photo: LWF/J. Macharia
8 Jan
South Sudanese Religious Leaders Calling for Ceasefire
Refugees, Displaced Persons, Violence, Peace, South Sudan Crisis
8 Jan
LWF on the Ground to Assist Refugees from the Conflict