Situation Reports

Hurricane Matthew #12

At nearly 10 weeks after Hurricane Matthew’s devastating path through Haiti, the needs on the ground — triggered by heavy winds, widespread floods, landslides, infrastructure damage and population displacement — still remain high in affected communities. As of today, gaps in food security, shelter, health, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are being reported by [...]Read More...

Syria Crisis SitRep 2

Crisis in Syria No. 2

Crisis in Syria No. 2 As the civil war in Syria continues, the number of civilian casualties, internally displaced people (IDP) and refugees continues to grow. According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 13.5 million people are in need of assistance, 6.6 million people are displaced within Syria and [...]Read More...


Floods in Chennai, India

Floods in Chennai, India Since early November, heavy rains from tropical depressions over the Bay of Bengal have been inundating Tamil Nadu state in southern India. Since the evening of Dec. 1, more rain has fallen in one day than the average monthly rainfall. [...]Read More...

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Earthquakes in Nepal: One Year Update

Earthquakes in Nepal: One Year Update In response to the conditions in Nepal, LWR has thus far committed close to $2.5 million for a year and a half to meet the immediate relief and long-term recovery needs of five earthquake-affected VDCs2 in Lamjung and one in Gorkha, reaching more than 23,000 people in total. LWR [...]Read More...


Typhoon Tembin SitRep #3

Typhoon Tembin (known as Vinta in the Philippines) made landfall on December 22 in Davao Oriental, a province located in the southern Philippines in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Tembin crossed various provinces across Mindanao causing flash floods and landslides. Severe flooding and landslides were reported in Cagayan de Oro City and in several towns [...]Read More...


East Africa Drought #1

Lutheran World Relief is currently active in Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Uganda in East Africa. Due to the dual phenomena of El Niño, which began in 2015, and ensuing La Niña, many areas of East Africa have experienced shortened and erratic rainfalls, leading to reduced crop production, poor rangeland conditions in pastoral areas and [...]Read More...


Peru Flooding and Mudslides #3

At the end of January, a local strong El Niño weather pattern formed off the coast of Peru due to an abrupt increase in the surface temperature of the ocean and is expected to continue until at least April. States of Emergency have been declared in 12 regions due to the flooding risk, while seven [...]Read More...


Marawi Siege SitRep #4

Since May 23, 2017 the Philippines army has been fighting Islamist militants in the southern city of Marawi on the island of Mindanao. Displaced families are seeking refuge in evacuation centers or are seeking shelter with their relatives and friends in adjacent areas. In coordination with our local partner, LWR is providing cash transfers to [...]Read More...


Nepal-India Flooding 2017 SitRep #2

Monsoon rains beginning on August 11, 2017 have caused deadly flooding in northern India and southern Nepal. The flood water has damaged roads, submerged railways and caused widespread power outages, cutting off access and contact to several communities. Houses, buildings and crops have been damaged or destroyed. [...]Read More...


Caribbean Hurricanes #4

Beginning on September 8, 2017, Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean, leaving a trail of destruction and devastation. As communities were assessing the damage and just starting the rebuilding process, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 5 hurricane, dealing a crippling blow to island nations. Both hurricanes Irma and Maria registered [...]Read More...


Flooding in Eastern Kenya SitRep #2

Flooding and heavy rains in Kenya have now displaced at least 311,164 people across the country. The death toll has risen to at least 132 people and 33 have been injured according to the Kenyan Red Cross Society (KRCS). More than 100,000 people are affected in Tana River County alone. [...]Read More...


Indonesia Earthquake SitRep 3

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on August 5, 2018. The epicenter was located 18 km northwest of East Lombok, which is in the northern part of the island. The earthquake occurred one week after the region was hit by a 6.4 magnitude quake, and has been followed by more than 576 aftershocks, according to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG). As of August 9, the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) estimated losses totaling more than $350 million. [...]Read More...