Press Releases

LWR India-Nepal TransBoundry Flood Resilience Project Wins Competitive Water Window Challenge Grant
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lutheran World Relief has been named a winner of the competitive Water Window Challenge, securing a $1 million grant for the expansion of LWR’s Trans-Boundary Flood Resilience Project helping communities on the India-Nepal border cope with persistent and destructive flooding. The Water Window Challenge is a global competition initiated by the Z Zurich Foundation and […]

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LWR Launches $13 Million Effort to Aid Poor Farmers in Niger, Part of a $41 Million, 5-Year Initiative in West Africa’s Sahel Region
Monday, March 6, 2017

BALTIMORE—Lutheran World Relief, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, is launching a $13 million initiative in southern Niger to reduce poverty by increasing farmer incomes. The initiative aims to benefit more than 100,000 people, at least half of them women and girls. This innovative […]

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Statement by the President & CEO on the Executive Order Suspending Refugee Resettlement and Halting Entry of Residents from Seven Predominantly Muslim Countries
Friday, February 3, 2017

The American people have a long history of responding with compassion to the cry of the poor and oppressed, particularly in times of war, disaster or other calamity. Lutheran World Relief was one of several faith-based organizations founded to serve refugees fleeing the violence of the Second World War and we have worked around the […]

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Lutheran World Relief Hosts Nicaragua National Cocoa Competition
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

In an effort to promote fine quality cocoa produced by small-scale Nicaraguan farmers, Lutheran World Relief helped to organize a national competition this month to select six finalists to participate in the 2017 International Cocoa Awards. The competition was organized in collaboration with the Cocoa of Excellence program and with the participation of an international […]

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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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