Lutheran World Relief is a non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering.
In 2013, your support of Lutheran World Relief reached:
More than 50,000 children have arrived at the U.S./Mexico border alone so far this year. Nearly 40,000 women and children have arrived as families. [source] All have endured an incredibly dangerous journey to escape violence and despair in Central America. Current efforts to expedite their deportation place their safety and well-being in jeopardy. This issue also underlines the long-term challenge facing so many in Central America and elsewhere who struggle to cope with economic marginalization, changing weather patterns, grinding poverty and the violence endemic in these states.
Lutheran World Relief will expand its work with governments, non-governmental organizations and church bodies in El Salvador and Honduras to provide shelter, material needs, protection and psychosocial support for children and families returning to these countries from the United States.
LWR’s work in Central America to advance rural development — through programs in agriculture that focus on building the economic livelihoods of families and communities to help stem the migration from rural to urban areas — is providing lasting solutions that address the economic causes that push people to migrate to the United States.
Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on the morning of November 8 as one of the world’s most powerful storms on record to make landfall. The Category 5 typhoon made landfall near Leyte Province in Eastern Visayas Region causing massive destruction and loss of life. More than 13 million people have been affected by the typhoon. LWR is working with partners to develop an emergency response program that focuses on the most urgent needs, such as providing shelter, clearing debris and creating financial resources for recovering families.LEARN MORE ABOUT TYPHOON HAIYAN >
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Lutheran World Relief
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Baltimore, Maryland 21230 USA
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