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Lutheran World Relief is a ministry of U.S. Lutherans, serving communities living in poverty overseas.

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In 2014, your support of Lutheran World Relief reached:

people

4,763,599

People
globe

35

Countries
projects

153

Projects

LWR Projects According to Strategic Objective in 2014:

PROJECTS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE*
  • Africa 29
  • Asia 16
  • Latin America 28
PROJECTS ENGAGED IN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS*
  • Africa15
  • Asia24
  • Latin America10
  • US & Worldwide6
PROJECTS ENGAGED IN WATER*
  • Africa11
  • Asia1
  • Latin America7
PROJECTS ENGAGED IN CLIMATE & DRR*
  • Africa8
  • Asia12
  • Latin America9
PROJECTS ENGAGED IN HEALTH & LIVELIHOODS*
  • Africa 4
  • Asia 3
  • Latin America 2
PROJECTS ENGAGED IN CIVIC PARTICIPATION*
  • Africa0
  • Asia0
  • Latin America6

*Many projects include activities in multiple sectors; therefore, the total number of projects according to sector is greater than the total number of projects overall. 'Engaged' means that the project had at least one component related to that sector.

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