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 […]

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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 […]


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.

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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 […]

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Typhoon Haima #1

Typhoon Haima #1 Typhoon Haima, known as Lawin in the Philippines, made landfall as a Category 4 storm in Peñablanca, Cagayan Province on October 19, 2016. The typhoon tracked across northern Luzon, so far leaving behind 8 reported causalities and significant damage as a result of high winds, flooding and landslides. Due to impassable roadways […]


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 […]


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 […]


Conflict in the Philippines: Marawi Siege

Since May 23, 2017 the Philippines army has been fighting Islamist militants in the southern city of Marawi on the island of Mindanao. As of June 4, the conflict has resulted in the death of 218 people, including 20 civilians, and more than 290,000 people (more than 58,000 families) have been displaced. LWR is providing […]