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Lutheran World Relief Mobilizes Response to Earthquake in Indonesia

Lutheran World Relief is mobilizing an emergency response in the wake of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on August 5, 2018 that killed more than 100 people and damaged thousands of buildings. The epicenter was located 18 km northwest of East Lombok, which is in the northern part of the island. [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Responds to Venezuelan Refugees in Peru

Lutheran World Relief has launched an emergency response to assist refugee families arriving in Peru who are fleeing the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Venezuela. With no end to the crisis in sight, Venezuelans are leaving their country in record numbers. According to the International Organization for Migration, more than 1.5 million Venezuelans have migrated over [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Responds to Flooding in Eastern Kenya

Lutheran World Relief has launched an emergency response to assist families affected by flooding resulting from torrential rain in eastern Kenya that has claimed nearly 100 lives and damaged numerous homes, displacing almost a quarter million people. The flooding has also damaged infrastructure, limiting humanitarian access to the affected areas. Extensive losses to crops and [...]Read More...

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This Lent, Choose Eco-Palms! They Deliver Hope for the Hands That Harvest Them

On Palm Sunday, Lutherans can wave palms and deliver hope for the hands that harvested them with Eco-Palms! Lutheran World Relief has partnered with the University of Minnesota Center for Integrated Natural Resources & Agricultural Management to gather and sell palms from Mexico and Guatemala in a socially and environmentally just way. The farmers who [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Provides Aid to Families Affected by Typhoon Tembin in the Philippines

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is providing cash assistance to more than 1,100 families to meet immediate needs in the wake of damage caused by Typhoon Tembin, which swept across the island nation of the Philippines in the days before Christmas. Typhoon Tembin (known as Vinta in the Philippines) made landfall on December 22 in the [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Releases its Early Warning Forecast: 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch in 2018

BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2017 — Lutheran World Relief (LWR), an international NGO working to develop sustainable solutions to poverty, has released its 2018 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, LWR president [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Launches the LWR Regional Cocoa Flavor Map for El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua

BALTIMORE—The LWR Regional Cocoa Flavor Map, an innovative initiative documenting the distinct flavor profiles of cocoa produced by Lutheran World Relief farmer and cooperative partners in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras, is being unveiled at the Salon du Chocolat 2017, an international trade fair from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 in Paris. The LWR Regional [...]Read More...

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The European Union and LWR Launch Initiative in Niger to Increase Farmers’ Resilience to Climate Change through the GOMNI Project

Lutheran World Relief, with funding from the European Union, is launching a three-year initiative in Dosso, Niger to strengthen farmers’ resilience to climate change risks by increasing agricultural productivity and helping them to sustainably manage their land. The $1.6 million “Gomni ” project, meaning “great opportunity” in the local language, will assist 10,000 rural farm [...]Read More...

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LWR Responds to Deadly Flooding in India and Nepal

Lutheran World Relief is assisting families affected by devastating floods in Nepal and India with more than $100,000 in immediate aid. Heavy rains since Aug. 11 have swept through southern Nepal and the northern Bihar state in India, prompting floods and landslides that have killed an estimated 250, with dozens more still missing. The disaster [...]Read More...

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Attorney Jean Hanson Elected to LWR Board

Jean Hanson, a New York City-based attorney and former general counsel to the U.S. Treasury, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Lutheran World Relief. LWR is an international NGO that works in partnership with local communities to build their capabilities and collaborate on long-term solutions to reduce extreme poverty. In times of [...]Read More...

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LWR Providing Aid to Families Affected by Fighting in the Philippines

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is providing cash assistance to fund food purchases by families displaced by fighting between the Philippines army and militants in the southern city of Marawi on the island of Mindanao. The armed conflict, which has been raging since late May, has left more than 500 dead and forced most of the [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief and THRIVE Farmers Introduce LWR Farmers Market Coffee — Sourced Directly from Farmers in Nicaragua

Lutheran World Relief (LWR), in partnership with THRIVE Farmers®, today announced the launch of LWR Farmers Market Coffee, sourced directly from farmers in Nicaragua. This new venture — now accepting pre-orders — brings LWR, a faith-based international humanitarian organization with decades of experience working with small-scale farmers and agricultural cooperatives in the developing world, into [...]Read More...

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