Situation Reports

Peru Flooding and Mudslides #1

Torrential rains caused floods and mudslides across Peru, leading to significant damage to infrastructure and homes and dozens of deaths.

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East Africa Drought #1

Lutheran World Relief is currently active in Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Uganda in East Africa. Due to the dual phenomena of El Niño, which began in 2015, and ensuing La Niña, many areas of East Africa have experienced shortened and erratic rainfalls, leading to reduced crop production, poor rangeland conditions in pastoral areas and […]

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Typhoon Haima #1

Typhoon Haima #1 Typhoon Haima, known as Lawin in the Philippines, made landfall as a Category 4 storm in Peñablanca, Cagayan Province on October 19, 2016. The typhoon tracked across northern Luzon, so far leaving behind 8 reported causalities and significant damage as a result of high winds, flooding and landslides. Due to impassable roadways […]

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Earthquakes in Nepal: One Year Update

Earthquakes in Nepal: One Year Update In response to the conditions in Nepal, LWR has thus far committed close to $2.5 million for a year and a half to meet the immediate relief and long-term recovery needs of five earthquake-affected VDCs2 in Lamjung and one in Gorkha, reaching more than 23,000 people in total. LWR […]

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Floods in Chennai, India

Floods in Chennai, India Since early November, heavy rains from tropical depressions over the Bay of Bengal have been inundating Tamil Nadu state in southern India. Since the evening of Dec. 1, more rain has fallen in one day than the average monthly rainfall.

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Crisis in Syria No. 2

Crisis in Syria No. 2 As the civil war in Syria continues, the number of civilian casualties, internally displaced people (IDP) and refugees continues to grow. According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 13.5 million people are in need of assistance, 6.6 million people are displaced within Syria and […]

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Hurricane Matthew #12

At nearly 10 weeks after Hurricane Matthew’s devastating path through Haiti, the needs on the ground — triggered by heavy winds, widespread floods, landslides, infrastructure damage and population displacement — still remain high in affected communities. As of today, gaps in food security, shelter, health, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are being reported by […]

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