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Tanzanian youth pose for a group picture outside a training facility where they are learning skills to help them pursue careers in agriculture.

Youth Internships rekindle agricultural interest in Tanzania

For youth in rural Tanzania, a career in agriculture can be a hard sell. Even though farming is a powerful economic driver, many young people have watched their parents struggle their entire lives. So instead of following in their footsteps, many dream of moving to urban areas. But those dreams are often dashed as the […]

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Your gifts are still at work in Puerto Rico

It’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. The storm caused massive destruction to many parts of the island, with electrical outages in some areas still persisting today. Many families remain in urgent need. Thanks to your generous support, Lutheran World Relief began reaching out quickly after the storm, [...]Read More...

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In Uganda, an unexpected scene at a South Sudanese refugee settlement

Amid the quickly-constructed mud hut-style houses assembled on 30 by 30 meter plots, there is an unexpected and extraordinary scene at the Palabek refugee settlement in northern Uganda: thriving household gardens. And, now, a street market. More than 2.5 million people from South Sudan have fled from their homes in search of safe haven from [...]Read More...

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For Houston couple, bicycles are a ministry of welcome for refugees

It’s a sunny Saturday morning in Houston. Bill Mintz, a former journalist and public affairs director for the Apache Corporation, is erecting a tent at Freewheels Houston, a bike donation, repair and distribution organization serving the local refugee community. The tent will provide cover to the volunteers who will be working in the 90-plus degree [...]Read More...

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Syrian civilians and rebel fighters evacuate from the town of Arbin in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on March 25, 2018 following a deal with the regime

LWR responding to humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta, Syria

Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region is in the midst of an ongoing humanitarian crisis. The region is already struggling under the weight of decades of fighting. Now a suspected chemical attack in the suburb of Douma has international tensions heightened even more. Lutheran World Relief is working with partners on the ground to mount a response [...]Read More...

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Restoring hope in Mosul, Iraq

God saved Mosul. Islamic State all but destroyed it. Today, Lutheran World Relief and its supporters throughout the United States are rejuvenating lives in the city once known as Nineveh – the one Jonah was sent to save almost three thousand years ago – one traumatized child and one surviving adult at a time.Days after [...]Read More...

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Will Easter come? (A Good Friday reflection)

“The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD. May your hearts live forever!” – Psalm 22:26 Good Friday is the darkest day of the Christian year. Many of us literally turn the lights out in our sanctuaries and drape the altar in black. It’s the day we encounter [...]Read More...

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