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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 2015, your support of Lutheran World Relief reached:

people

4,057,295

People
globe

36

Countries
projects

126

Projects

LWR Projects According to International Objective in 2015:

PROJECTS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE*
  • Africa 21
  • Asia 16
  • Latin America 24
PROJECTS ENGAGED IN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS AND MATERIAL RESOURCES*
  • Africa22
  • Asia26
  • Latin America5
  • Worldwide8
PROJECTS ENGAGED IN CLIMATE & DRR*
  • Africa10
  • Asia9
  • Latin America10
PROJECTS ENGAGED IN HEALTH & LIVELIHOODS*
  • Africa 3
  • Asia 0
  • Latin America 0

*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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