Lutheran World Relief Applauds Colombia’s Historic Ceasefire Accord

The agreement between the Government of Colombia & FARC rebels is a major step in ending a 5-decade war BALTIMORE, June 23, 2016—Lutheran World Relief applauds today’s signing of an historic ceasefire accord between the Government of Colombia and FARC rebels that is a major step toward achieving a lasting peace and ending five decades [...]Read More...

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Dr. Gloria Edwards Receives LWR Champion Award

At its meeting this week, the Lutheran World Relief board of directors presented former board chair Dr. Gloria Edwards with the LWR Champion Award, a recognition of exemplary service and partnership with the organization. Edwards joined the LWR board in 2006, and was elected chair in 2013. She completed her service in February 2016 after [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Builds Resilience to Hunger in West Africa’s Sahel

For small-scale farmers in the Sahel region of West Africa, who labor on plots of land with depleted soil and unreliable rainfall, life is always precarious and they are often one misfortune away from disaster. Currently, more than 20 million people in the Sahel at risk of hunger, a crisis that is being exacerbated by [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Releases the 2016 Early Warning Forecast

An annual survey of the countries and regions LWR is monitoring for potential humanitarian crises and disasters Editors: Speckhard and other LWR experts are available for interview. BALTIMORE, Dec. 1, 2015—Lutheran World Relief, an international NGO working in 35 countries to develop sustainable solutions to poverty and food insecurity, marked #GivingTuesday by releasing its 2016 [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief to Link Latin American and Haitian Farmers to Global Markets at International Cocoa Event

The Salon du Chocolat is an annual trade fair for the international chocolate industry. BALTIMORE, Oct. 23, 2015—Lutheran World Relief is supporting farmers from Latin America and Haiti in reaching out to international fine cocoa buyers and chocolate makers by participating in the Salon du Chocolat, a premier forum for the industry. The Salon du [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief to Convene the Temu Kopi Forum to Examine Opportunities in Sumatran Fair Trade Coffee Production

Lutheran World Relief will bring together representatives from across the coffee value chain for two days of discussions on the successes, challenges and opportunities in Sumatran coffee production at the third annual Temu Kopi Forum. Temu Kopi Sumatra 2015 will be held on November 3-4, 2015 in Medan, Indonesia. Coffee farming is a key source [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Responds to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

As thousands of refugees and migrants from Northern Africa, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq are flowing into Europe, Lutheran World Relief is responding with material assistance and is supporting the relief effort of the Act Alliance. LWR is shipping Mission Quilts, Baby Care Kits and Personal Care Kits to Serbia to distribute to refugees and migrants. [...]Read More...

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Uganda: Lutheran World Relief to Lead Five-Year AgResults Legume Seeds Pilot

The AgResults Uganda Legume Seeds Pilot aims to test the use of a pull mechanism to increase sales of quality, certified soybean, bean and ground nut seeds in Uganda. Baltimore, MD — In Uganda, demand uncertainty, barriers to working capital, and challenges faced by seed breeders have constrained seed companies from producing sufficient quality, certified [...]Read More...

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Provides $200,000 for Lutheran World Relief Response to Nepal Earthquake

Baltimore, June 29, 2015 – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has provided $200,000 toward Lutheran World Relief’s response to the recent massive earthquakes in Nepal. The ELCA’s Lutheran Disaster Response provided the funds via the Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance for implementation by LWR. It is part of LWR’s overall response to [...]Read More...

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