Press Releases

LWR Issues its 2017 Early Warning Forecast
Thursday, December 15, 2016

The refugee crisis fueled by armed conflict in Syria and Iraq tops the list of humanitarian emergencies in Lutheran World Relief’s 2017 Early Warning Forecast, an overview of global hot spots that will command the attention and resources of the international community over the next year. The regions highlighted in the report are those that […]

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LWR & USAID Partner in Innovative Effort to Promote Honduran Women Farmers
Monday, November 14, 2016

For the past three years, Lutheran World Relief has partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative on an innovative approach to promoting women’s leadership in several Western Honduras agricultural communities. This project is funded by USAID as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s […]

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LWR and USDA Launch 5-Year, $24 Million Sesame Initiative in Burkina Faso
Friday, October 28, 2016

Lutheran World Relief is launching a five-year effort to reduce poverty by increasing the incomes of poor rural farm families in Burkina Faso through enhancing the production, marketing and export of sesame.

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New LWR Report: Why Peace in Colombia Depends on Rural Development and Family Farms
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

LWR’s new report, Voices from the New Countryside, examines challenges and promise of building peace after five decades of war.

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Lutheran World Relief to Convene the Temu Kopi 2016 Indonesian Coffee Forum
Monday, October 17, 2016

Lutheran World Relief will bring together representatives from across the Indonesian coffee value chain for two days of discussions on the successes, challenges and opportunities in Sumatran coffee production at the fourth annual Temu Kopi Forum, Nov. 1 and 2 in Medan, Indonesia.

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Lutheran World Relief Providing Emergency Relief Supplies to Haitian Families Affected by Hurricane Matthew
Friday, October 14, 2016

Aid includes Shelter, Water, Food & Hygiene Kits, and Water Filtration Units to Prevent Spread of Cholera BALTIMORE, October 14, 2016—Lutheran World Relief has launched an emergency relief response in Haiti that will reach thousands of people who need basic assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The Baltimore-based relief and development agency is also […]

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Hilda M. Arellano, Former USAID Official, Elected to LWR Board
Monday, October 10, 2016

Hilda M. “Bambi” Arellano, a retired high-ranking official with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has been elected to the Lutheran World Relief Board of Directors.

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Lutheran World Relief Responds to Hurricane Matthew
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Lutheran World Relief, an international relief and development agency, is responding to the immediate needs of people in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew,  mobilizing emergency relief in collaboration with the ACT Alliance, a global faith-based humanitarian coalition, and local partners. LWR is also making plans to assist farmers in the north whose crops will likely […]

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Lutheran World Relief to Host KakaoKonek 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The KakaoKonek 2016 Asia-Pacific Cocoa Conference on Sept. 15-17 in Davao brings together representatives from across the Asia-Pacific cocoa value chain for discussions on recent developments, challenges and opportunities in the Philippines cocoa industry.

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Lutheran World Relief Convenes Central America Cacao Forum
Monday, August 8, 2016

Lutheran World Relief is partnering with the U.S. Agency for International Development in convening the Second Central American Regional Cocoa Forum, to be held on August 10 and 11 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The cocoa forum will bring together 250 farmers and agricultural cooperatives, industry experts, research institutes and chocolate makers from Guatemala, Honduras, […]

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Lutheran World Relief Applauds Passage of the Global Food Security Act
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Global Food Security Act authorizes the funding of overseas agricultural development and disaster assistance programs that provide life-saving assistance while reducing aid dependence.

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Lutheran World Relief Partners with the European Union to Assist Vulnerable Farmers in South-Central Niger
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lutheran World Relief has been awarded $1.8 million from the European Union to carry out a project in Zinder, Niger that will strengthen agriculture productivity and sustainably manage land in order to increase farmers’ resilience to climate change risks. The project, which is called “Karko” after the word for sustainability in the local language, will […]

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