Lutheran World Relief responds to devastating floods in Nepal and India.

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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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LWR joins Christian organizations in urging prayer for refugees – and those serving them – around the world

As World Refugee Day nears, key Christian agencies, including Lutheran World Relief, are calling on American Christians to pray for refugees from conflicts and persecution worldwide – and to take tangible action on their behalf. The 2017 #PrayForRefugees campaign begins June 14 and continues through June 20, World Refugee Day. Prayer resources can be found [...]Read More...

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LWR & IMA World Health Providing Lifesaving Treatment to Severely Malnourished Children in South Sudan

In South Sudan, where the United Nations has declared the world’s first famine since 2011, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is partnering with IMA World Health to set up and run life-saving medical centers that will treat young children at risk of death from starvation. LWR and IMA World Health will run three treatment centers in [...]Read More...

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LWR Receives $500,000 Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Flooding Relief & Recovery in Peru

Lutheran World Relief is providing relief supplies and support for longer-term  recovery to families impacted by the El Niño-fed rainfall in Peru that has caused deadly and destructive flooding and mudslides along the coastline since January. LWR is assisting communities in the province of Trujillo, located north of the capital city of Lima, with the [...]Read More...

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LWR Launches Partnerships to Aid Coffee and Cocoa Farmers in Guatemala

Lutheran World Relief has initiated partnerships with two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to fund projects in Guatemala supporting coffee and cocoa farmers located in the North-Northwest regions of the country, specifically in the departments of Alta Verapaz and Quiché. The Guatemalan NGO FundaSistemas is implementing a project in Verapaz, Guatemala to strengthen the competitiveness of community [...]Read More...

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LWR India-Nepal Flood Resilience Project Wins Competitive Water Window Challenge Grant

Lutheran World Relief has been named a winner of the competitive Water Window Challenge, securing a $1 million grant for the expansion of LWR’s Trans-Boundary Flood Resilience Project helping communities on the India-Nepal border cope with persistent and destructive flooding. The Water Window Challenge is a global competition initiated by the Z Zurich Foundation and [...]Read More...

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LWR Launches $13 Million Effort to Aid Poor Farmers in Niger, Part of a $41 Million, 5-Year Initiative in West Africa’s Sahel Region

BALTIMORE—Lutheran World Relief, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, is launching a $13 million initiative in southern Niger to reduce poverty by increasing farmer incomes. The initiative aims to benefit more than 100,000 people, at least half of them women and girls. This innovative [...]Read More...

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Statement by the President & CEO on the Executive Order Suspending Refugee Resettlement and Halting Entry of Residents from Seven Predominantly Muslim Countries

The American people have a long history of responding with compassion to the cry of the poor and oppressed, particularly in times of war, disaster or other calamity. Lutheran World Relief was one of several faith-based organizations founded to serve refugees fleeing the violence of the Second World War and we have worked around the [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Hosts Nicaragua National Cocoa Competition

In an effort to promote fine quality cocoa produced by small-scale Nicaraguan farmers, Lutheran World Relief helped to organize a national competition this month to select six finalists to participate in the 2017 International Cocoa Awards. The competition was organized in collaboration with the Cocoa of Excellence program and with the participation of an international [...]Read More...

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