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Lutheran World Relief Board Celebrates Church Partners and Welcomes Newest Members
Baltimore, October 5, 2012
Lutheran World Relief’s (LWR’s) board of directors met September 27 and 28, celebrating LWR’s longstanding partnerships with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), and welcoming two new board members.
LWR Partner and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Urge Support for Small-scale Farmers
Baltimore, September 27, 2012
Willington Wamayeye, co-founder and managing director of the Gumutindo Coffee Cooperative Enterprises (GCCE), a Lutheran World Relief partner in Uganda, joined a panel of distinguished speakers at a special event highlighting food security hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the President of Malawi, Joyce Banda, during the United Nations General Assembly.
Lutheran World Relief to Co-Host National Cocoa Forum in Nicaragua; Present New Cocoa Toolkit for Central American Farmers
Baltimore, September 18, 2012
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and the Center for Tropical Agriculture Research and Education (CATIE) will host this year´s National Cocoa Forum in Managua, Nicaragua on September 19 and 20. At the forum, LWR will present an innovative and user-friendly toolkit designed to help farmers, cooperatives and agricultural extension workers to improve cocoa production and processing as well as strengthen their business models.
Lutheran World Relief to Co-sponsor National Human Rights Award in Colombia, South America
Baltimore, August 28, 2012
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is pleased to co-sponsor the National Human Rights Award in Colombia, South America to honor the work of the nation’s human rights defenders. The award is the first of its kind and will be granted annually to one individual and one organization chosen for their outstanding contributions to advance human rights in Colombia.
Lutheran World Relief Expands Food Crisis Response in Niger
Baltimore, August 2, 2012
Lutheran World Relief (LWR), through a generous $599,642 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is expanding its response to the food crisis in Niger.
Lutheran World Relief to Distribute Tons of Seeds, Fertilizer to Distressed Niger Farmers
Baltimore, May 30, 2012
Planting season has begun in Niger, but without serious intervention, the country will remain in danger of not producing enough food to feed its people. That’s why Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is working with the United Nations Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) to help farmers continue planting.
Lutheran World Relief and Habitat for Humanity International Work Together to Provide Shelter and Improve Resilience Following Disasters
Baltimore, May 4, 2012
Safe housing for all is a complex problem throughout the world, but especially so after a disaster. With complementary missions and a similar approach to relief and development work, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), are coordinating to ensure that affected families receive the best assistance possible.
Lutheran World Relief Calls for Moment of Prayer in Observance of World Malaria Day
Baltimore, April 24, 2012
In observance of World Malaria Day, April 25, Lutheran World Relief (LWR), through the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI), is calling for a moment of prayer in remembrance of people around the world whose lives have been affected by malaria.
Lutheran World Relief Honored for Contributions to Religion and Education
Baltimore, April 20, 2012
Each year the citizens of Walker County, Ala. nominate a person or organization for the Medgar W. Evers Award for Religion and Education, which recognizes valuable contributions made to humanity and the betterment of community. This year, on April 16, the award was presented to Lutheran World Relief.
Lutheran World Relief Names Daniel Lee Vice President for External Relations
Baltimore, April 19, 2012
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Lee as Vice President for External Relations. Lee joined LWR in 2006 and has worked in a variety of communications and marketing roles, most recently as interim Vice President for External Relations and Director of Marketing.
Lutheran World Relief Responds to Looming Food Crisis in West Africa
Baltimore, April 17, 2012
A serious food crisis is brewing in the Sahel region of West Africa, a region where more than 10 million people already face the threat of hunger every day. Recent failed rains, drought and rising food costs, among other factors, now threaten an additional 3.4 million people.
“We are Land” Exhibit Opens in Bogotá, Colombia with Support from Lutheran World Relief
Baltimore, March 20, 2012
Lutheran World Relief (LWR), together with partner organizations in Colombia, celebrates the opening of the exhibit “We are Land” today at the Universidad del Rosario in downtown Bogotá.
Lutheran World Relief Board Names Myrna Sheie Friend of LWR, Highlights Lutheran Malaria Initiative
Baltimore, February 9, 2012
At a special awards dinner in her honor, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) presented retiring board member Myrna Sheie a Friend of Lutheran World Relief Award.
Concordia Invitational Tournament to benefit Lutheran Malaria Initiative
Baltimore, January 24, 2012
The Concordia Invitational Tournament set for Jan. 27-28 at Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., will benefit the work of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI).
Lutheran World Relief Assisting Flood Survivors in the Philippines
Baltimore, January 24, 2012
On the evening of December 16, Solidad Maestre encountered the most unforgettable typhoon of her life. The water was already knee-high when she began to pack her things, and by the time Solidad and her children vacated their home, the floodwaters had risen to chest level, forcing them to abandon their possessions.
Lutheran World Relief Provides Critically Needed Water in the Philippines
Baltimore, January 23, 2012
Lutheran World Relief is providing emergency water services to families who still have no access to clean drinking water a month after a devastating typhoon ripped through the Philippines island of Mindanao, killing 1,257 people and affecting more than a million.
Lutheran Malaria Initiative Contributes to Global Decline in Malaria Deaths
Baltimore, January 13, 2012
The World Health Organization recently released its World Malaria Report 2011, showing that the concerted global effort in recent years to combat malaria, including campaigns like the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI), means that a third fewer people in Africa are dying of malaria now than in 2000.
Lutherans Invite Students to Help End Malaria
Baltimore, December 22, 2011
The Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) and the ELCA Malaria
Campaign today announced several new opportunities for college and university
students at Lutheran schools to engage in the global fight against malaria. The
programs, funded by the generous support of Arne and Ruth Sorenson of
Washington, D.C., will help equip and inspire young leaders to make a
difference in the global effort to end malaria deaths.
Lutheran World Relief Responds to Devastating Floods in the Philippines
Baltimore, December 17, 2011
Lutheran World Relief is responding to devastating flooding caused by a tropical storm on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines Friday night. At least 430 people are reported dead, many more are missing, and tens of thousands are affected. The flooding has destroyed homes and crops, including many in areas where LWR has worked for years.
Lutheran Malaria Initiative Continues Ground-Breaking Work through Generous Gift from ELCA
Baltimore, November 4, 2011
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has pledged $250,000 to support Lutheran World Relief’s anti-malaria work in Tanzania through the Lutheran Malaria Initiative.
WHO IS LWR? Lutheran World Relief works to improve the lives of smallholder farmers and people experiencing poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America, both in times of emergencies and for the long term. With the financial support of US Lutherans and other donors, LWR strengthens communities through programs in agriculture, climate, and emergency support. LWR works with partners, supporters and technical assistance providers to achieve lasting results. For more information, visit lwr.org.
Lutheran World Relief is a ministry of U.S. Lutherans, serving communities living in poverty overseas.