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Did you know you’ve been helping Syrian refugees since 2011?

For what seems like far too long now, we’ve watched tragedy after tragedy unfold for the people of Syria. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably said to yourself, “I wish there was something I could do to help…” But did you know that through your support of Lutheran World Relief you have, in [...]Read More...

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Photo Friday: Distributing food and supplies to Kenya flood victims

In May 2018, flooding from torrential rains displaced over a quarter million people in eastern Kenya, forcing many to live in temporary camps with limited access to food and emergency supplies. This week, LWR and our local partner distributed food and supplies to families affected by the floods, including rice, flour, cooking oil, water treatment [...]Read More...

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In Uganda, empowering young entrepreneurs to support local farmers is a win-win

Rose Nabyonga, 60, and Deogracias Muwonge (Deo), 35, are something of an unconventional team. Rose is a farmer who depends on her land for survival. Deo is a young entrepreneur who runs a farm supply store in Rose’s village. Three years ago, Rose’s life looked very different than it does today. Her grandchildren were usually [...]Read More...

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Three years after Nepal earthquake, families recover, rebuild

As Santosh Gurung (pictured below) worked the fields of his farm in Paaudukharka, near the town of Gorkha, Nepal, on April 25, 2015, he was separated from his wife and their toddler son by nearly 100 miles of mountains and valleys while they visited relatives in Kathmandu. Santosh’s home was one of the half million [...]Read More...

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Syrian civilians and rebel fighters evacuate from the town of Arbin in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on March 25, 2018 following a deal with the regime

LWR responding to humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta, Syria

Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region is in the midst of an ongoing humanitarian crisis. The region is already struggling under the weight of decades of fighting. Now a suspected chemical attack in the suburb of Douma has international tensions heightened even more. Lutheran World Relief is working with partners on the ground to mount a response [...]Read More...

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Restoring hope in Mosul, Iraq

God saved Mosul. Islamic State all but destroyed it. Today, Lutheran World Relief and its supporters throughout the United States are rejuvenating lives in the city once known as Nineveh – the one Jonah was sent to save almost three thousand years ago – one traumatized child and one surviving adult at a time.Days after [...]Read More...

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In Bihar, empowering women and girls uplifts whole communities.

This reflection was generously shared by Darcy Huffman, a member of The Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd in Olympia, Wash, one of the congregations that is directly supporting communities in India through Partnership Bihar. In this post, Ms. Huffman reflects on her experience after visiting the project in January 2018. Have you ever heard [...]Read More...

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March 17 is National Quilting Day. Here are five easy ways to celebrate!

Did you know that in addition to being St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 is also National Quilting Day and Worldwide Quilting Day? It’s true! To celebrate, we here at Lutheran World Relief want to honor our dedicated quilters! Countless women, men and children gather year-round to cut fabric, sew squares, fill and tie Mission quilts that [...]Read More...

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A young girl plays near her home in the Philippines.

Use Thrivent Choice Dollars® to Reach the World’s Poorest Communities

Around the world, millions of our fellow brothers and sisters live in extreme poverty, beyond the reach of life-sustaining resources. Hunger is pervasive, and they are cut off from health care, education and other basic services. If you’re a Thrivent Financial member, you may be eligible to participate in Thrivent Choice® and recommend where some of Thrivent [...]Read More...

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A little girl holds a School Kit she received by our partner in Honduras,

In Honduras, School Kits pave a better path for children living in poverty

In Honduras, poverty and lack of opportunity prevent many children from going to school. While the country offers free public education, children must still have the proper supplies to attend. But for parents who are struggling to make ends meet, school supplies can seem an impossible expense. In the last half of 2017 our partner [...]Read More...

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Iraq School Kit Distribution

School Kits Reach Children in Iraq

Your generosity reached more than 13,650 students with School Kits in northern Iraq! The students, who range in age from elementary to high school, expressed what a tremendous difference the Kits made in their lives. Many of their families are unable to buy school supplies because they have only recently returned to their homes after [...]Read More...

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