Peru floods leave farmers wondering what’s next

Imagine you are cooking on your farm one morning and you hear a sound. And without knowing how, you automatically know that a flood is coming – and that you have just moments to escape. That’s the situation Santos Rodriguez and her family faced after torrential rains led to flooding and landslides in their community […]

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Five Years Later: The Haiti Earthquake in Pictures

Monday, January 12 marks the five-year anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. It’s painful to recall. The poorest country in this hemisphere, Haiti was the country least able to handle such a shocking event. Even before the earthquake, the majority of Haitians faced decades of problems, most of which begin and end in [...]Read More...

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A migrant from Syria walks along rail tracks with his son. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

What We’re Doing to Help Syrian Refugees

By now, we’ve all heard about the crisis in Syria. It’s been dominating the news. We’ve heard a lot about the political implications of interventions into the civil war. But beneath the debates, beneath the possible scenarios and their possible consequences, there are many, many Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance. More than six million people [...]Read More...

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A First-Person Account of Living Through Typhoon Bopha

Juliet Sevilla is a 17-year-old mother living in Anda Barangay of New Bataan municipality in Compostela Valley Province, which was hit by Typhoon Bopha in December 2012. After the storm, Juliet received an LWR Mission Quilt, Baby Care Kit, Personal Care Kit and toothpaste from Lutheran World Relief. She told the following story to our [...]Read More...

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