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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 2013, your support of Lutheran World Relief reached:

people

7,759,262

People
globe

35

Countries
projects

185

Projects

LWR Projects According to Strategic Objective in 2013:

PROJECTS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE*
  • Africa 35
  • Asia 16
  • Latin America 32
PROJECTS ENGAGED IN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS*
  • Africa24
  • Asia29
  • Latin America7
  • US & Worldwide9
PROJECTS ENGAGED IN WATER*
  • Africa16
  • Asia3
  • Latin America15
PROJECTS ENGAGED IN CLIMATE & DRR*
  • Africa12
  • Asia14
  • Latin America20
PROJECTS ENGAGED IN HEALTH & LIVELIHOODS*
  • Africa 7
  • Asia 4
  • Latin America 4
PROJECTS ENGAGED IN CIVIC PARTICIPATION*
  • Africa0
  • Asia1
  • Latin America18

*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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