LWR helps communities cope with and recover from emergencies in ways that promote lasting improvements in people’s living conditions.
FOOD CRISIS IN ETHIOPIA
A severe drought in Ethiopia — the nation’s worst in more
than 50 years — has left more than 10 million children, women and men without
sufficient food. Central and northeastern Ethiopia have been most affected and
drought conditions are expected to last for much of 2016. In some areas, more
than 75 percent of crop production has been lost.
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.
EUROPE AND THE SYRIAN REFUGEE & MIGRANT CRISIS
As the civil war in Syria continues, thousands of refugees and migrants from Northern Africa, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq are flowing into Europe. The UN Refugee Agency reports that more than 2,000 refugees are arriving in Hungary daily.
PEACE IN SOUTH SUDAN
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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