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Children play in the destroyed suburbs in Aleppo. Photo: LWF/ R. Schlott
31 Oct
LWF and Caritas to support people in Syria
Diakonia, Ecumenical, emergency, emergency response, Syria Crisis, Caritas Internationalis
31 Oct
The LWF through Caritas Internationalis will support people in Syria with winter clothing, relief goods and trauma workshops.
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.
Wafeh shares her knowledge in the women’s group. Photo: LWF/N. Boase
21 Jun
A safe childhood for boys and girls
Women, child marriage, child, Gender Justice, Refugees, Syria Crisis
21 Jun
Women’s group in Jordan advocates against early marriage and child labor
Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, home to 70,000 Syrian refugees. Bahar has been living here for four years. Photo: LWF Jordan/N. Boase
5 Dec
“More courage than we could ever imagine”
Refugees, Syria Crisis
5 Dec
Looking at the needs of refugees with disabilities
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
 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
The LWF is helping camp residents prepare for winter in northern Iraq. LWF/Seivan Salim
9 Nov
LWF offers winter relief goods in northern Iraq
Refugees. Displaced person, Syria Crisis, Kurdistan
9 Nov
“Every day feels like death”
A street leader with his children in front of a half collapsed tent which is used as a Mosque. Photo: LWF/ J. Pfattner
9 Jan
Winter Storm Causes Destruction in Za’atari Refugee Camp
Refugees, Syria Crisis, Displaced Persons
9 Jan
Refugees in Camps and Host Communities Most Vulnerable to Extreme Weather
Syrian refugees living in the host community of Al Mafraq, ten kilometres from Zaatari camp, Jordan. Photo: LWF/ M. Renaux
11 Dec
LWF Leaders Urge Member Churches to Advocate for Syrian Refugees
Syria Crisis, Refugees, LWF General Secretary, LWF President, Middle East, Displaced Persons
11 Dec
Younan and Junge Underline “Desperate Situation”
Council members vote on LWF decisions. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
19 Jun
LWF Council Actions
Council 2014, LWF Council, Member Churches, Syria Crisis, Staff, Assembly 2017
19 Jun
Changes in Departments, Welcome to New Member Churches
Rev. Michael Martin shares a tin of sweets with a Syrian family at the Za’atri refugee camp. Photo: LWF Jordan/E. Gano
23 May
LWF Intervention in Jordan Engages Syrian Refugees in Peace Building
Refugees, Member Churches, Syria Crisis, Peace, Middle East, Displaced Persons
23 May
Interview with Bavarian Delegation Visiting Za’atri Camp and Al Mafraq Communities
With the huge influx of Syrian refugees, classrooms in Mafraq public schools are even more crowded than usual.  Photo: LWF/Mats Wallerstedt
17 Jan
LWF Affirms Support for Ecumenical Efforts to End Conflict in Syria
Refugees, LWF General Secretary, Displaced Persons, Syria Crisis
17 Jan
Junge Participates in WCC Consultation on Syria