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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LWR Issues its 2017 Early Warning Forecast

The refugee crisis fueled by armed conflict in Syria and Iraq tops the list of humanitarian emergencies in Lutheran World Relief’s 2017 Early Warning Forecast, an overview of global hot spots that will command the attention and resources of the international community over the next year. The regions highlighted in the report are those that [...]Read More...

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LWR & USAID Partner in Innovative Effort to Promote Honduran Women Farmers

For the past three years, Lutheran World Relief has partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative on an innovative approach to promoting women’s leadership in several Western Honduras agricultural communities. This project is funded by USAID as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief to Convene the Temu Kopi 2016 Indonesian Coffee Forum

Lutheran World Relief will bring together representatives from across the Indonesian coffee value chain for two days of discussions on the successes, challenges and opportunities in Sumatran coffee production at the fourth annual Temu Kopi Forum, Nov. 1 and 2 in Medan, Indonesia. [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Providing Emergency Relief Supplies to Haitian Families Affected by Hurricane Matthew

Aid includes Shelter, Water, Food & Hygiene Kits, and Water Filtration Units to Prevent Spread of Cholera BALTIMORE, October 14, 2016—Lutheran World Relief has launched an emergency relief response in Haiti that will reach thousands of people who need basic assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The Baltimore-based relief and development agency is also [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Responds to Hurricane Matthew

Lutheran World Relief, an international relief and development agency, is responding to the immediate needs of people in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew,  mobilizing emergency relief in collaboration with the ACT Alliance, a global faith-based humanitarian coalition, and local partners. LWR is also making plans to assist farmers in the north whose crops will likely [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief to Host KakaoKonek 2016

The KakaoKonek 2016 Asia-Pacific Cocoa Conference on Sept. 15-17 in Davao brings together representatives from across the Asia-Pacific cocoa value chain for discussions on recent developments, challenges and opportunities in the Philippines cocoa industry. [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Convenes Central America Cacao Forum

Lutheran World Relief is partnering with the U.S. Agency for International Development in convening the Second Central American Regional Cocoa Forum, to be held on August 10 and 11 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The cocoa forum will bring together 250 farmers and agricultural cooperatives, industry experts, research institutes and chocolate makers from Guatemala, Honduras, [...]Read More...

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