Current Emergencies

LWR helps communities cope with and recover from emergencies in ways that promote lasting improvements in people’s living conditions.


An extremely powerful earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 causing massive damage to buildings and infrastructure. More than 28,000 people have been killed or injured and that number may continue to rise. On May 12, a second earthquake struck the country, causing additional fatalities, injuries and damage.


The civil war in Syria now extends to its fifth year, as the number of civilian casualties, externally displaced people and refugees continues to grow. Millions of people are displaced within Syria or have taken refuge in neighboring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey.


Fighting broke out between various elements of South Sudan’s armed forces on December 15, 2013. The conflict has displaced more than one million people, including 803,200 displaced within South Sudan and 254,600 who have fled to neighboring countries, such as Uganda and Kenya.

What We Do

When disaster strikes, LWR is there, providing life-saving relief and support to those most in need. And LWR’s response continues long after the headlines have faded, working with communities to rebuild their lives, recover their livelihoods, build resilience and pave the path to a brighter future.

LWR is committed to maintaining the highest quality, accountability, ethical and technical standards. We are a signatory to the Code of Conduct for NGOs in disaster relief, the Sphere Project Humanitarian Charter, and are associate members of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership.

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