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Country Profiles: LWR in the Philippines

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LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF (LWR) has been working in the Philippines since the 1960s, reaching rural communities struggling to overcome poverty and marginalization. LWR’s current programming supports communities in Mindanao — the southernmost major island in the Philippines, where chronic armed conflict and limited opportunities for economic improvement have led to high levels of poverty — and the Visayas, an area severely affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Working in partnership with local organizations, we implement programming with a focus on agriculture and food security, climate change adaptation and disaster risk education and emergency operations.

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