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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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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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