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Oct 27, 2017, 10:40 ET Lutheran World Relief Launches the Regional Cocoa Flavor Map of Central America

The LWR Regional Cocoa Flavor Map, an exciting and innovative initiative documenting the distinct flavor profiles of cocoa produced by Lutheran...


Jul 11, 2017, 14:04 ET Lutheran World Relief Providing Aid to Families Affected by Fighting in the Philippines

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is providing cash assistance for food purchases to families displaced by fighting between the Philippines army and...


Jun 15, 2017, 07:00 ET Lutheran World Relief and THRIVE Farmers Introduce LWR Farmers Market Coffee Sourced Directly from Farmers in Nicaragua

Lutheran World Relief (LWR), in partnership with THRIVE Farmers®, today announced the launch of LWR Farmers Market Coffee, sourced directly...


Jun 12, 2017, 12:26 ET Lutheran World Relief & IMA World Health Providing Lifesaving Treatment to Severely Malnourished Children in South Sudan

In South Sudan, where the United Nations has declared the world's first famine since 2011, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is partnering with IMA World...


May 02, 2017, 15:20 ET Lutheran World Relief Launches Relief & Recovery Effort in Response to Flooding and Mudslides in Peru

Lutheran World Relief is providing relief supplies and support for longer-term recovery to families impacted by the El Niño-fed rainfall in Peru...


Mar 20, 2017, 14:54 ET Lutheran World Relief-Led Team Wins Competitive Water Window Challenge Grant to Pursue Flood Risk Reduction on India-Nepal Border

Lutheran World Relief has been named a winner of the competitive Water Window Challenge, securing a $1 million grant for the expansion of LWR's...


Mar 06, 2017, 14:04 ET Lutheran World Relief Launches $13 Million Effort to Aid Poor Farmers in Niger, Part of a $41 Million, 5-Year Initiative in West Africa's Sahel Region

Lutheran World Relief, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development and the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, is...


Feb 03, 2017, 15:06 ET Statement by LWR President & CEO Daniel Speckhard on Executive Order Suspending Refugee Resettlement and Halting Entry of Residents from Seven Predominantly Muslim Countries

The American people have a long history of responding with compassion to the cry of the poor and oppressed, particularly in times of war, disaster...


Dec 13, 2016, 14:22 ET Lutheran World Relief Issues its 2017 Early Warning Forecast

The refugee crisis fueled by armed conflict in Syria and Iraq tops the list of humanitarian emergencies in Lutheran World Relief's 2017 Early...


Nov 14, 2016, 10:42 ET Lutheran World Relief and USAID Partner in Innovative Effort to Promote Honduran Women Farmers

For the past three years, Lutheran World Relief has partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the U.S....


Jun 27, 2013, 10:57 ET Lutheran World Relief Releases Toolkit for Small-Scale Cocoa Farmers in Latin America

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has released a new resource for small-scale cocoa farmers and their cooperatives in Latin America entitled Learning...


Apr 02, 2013, 11:45 ET Lutheran World Relief to Urge Implementation of Colombian "Victims' Law" at April 3 Conference

Zoraida Castillo, Lutheran World Relief´s country director for Colombia, will speak at the April 3, 2013 conference "Land and the...


Dec 06, 2012, 16:36 ET Lutheran World Relief Responds to Devastating Philippines Typhoon

 Families in Mindanao, Philippines, were still working to recover from 2011's Tropical Storm Washi when Typhoon Bopha struck the island in the...


Nov 29, 2012, 15:04 ET Lutheran World Relief Coffee Partnership Recognized for Innovative Practices

 Lutheran World Relief received an award from InterAction's Best Practice and Innovation (BPI) Initiative, for its work with Gumutindo Coffee...


Nov 19, 2012, 09:13 ET Programa de Lutheran World Relief mejora las vidas de agricultores especializados en la producción de lácteos en Perú

 Gracias a una subvención de $500.000 concedida por la compañía minera Gold Fields La Cima S.A.A., Lutheran World Relief...


Nov 16, 2012, 16:55 ET Lutheran World Relief Program Improves the Lives of Dairy Farmers in Peru

 Thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Gold Fields La Cima S.A.A. mining company, Lutheran World Relief will extend its work to fight...


Oct 12, 2012, 16:30 ET Lutheran World Relief y Latin America Working Group publican informe sobre la restitución de tierras ante el conflicto que se vive en Colombia, América del Sur

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) y Latin America Working Group (LAWG) publicaron esta semana el informe "Still a Dream: Land Restitution on Colombia's...


Oct 12, 2012, 10:23 ET Lutheran World Relief and The Latin America Working Group Release Report on Land Restitution Amid Conflict in Colombia, South America

 Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) this week released the report "Still a Dream: Land Restitution on...


Sep 27, 2012, 15:15 ET LWR Partner and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Urge Support for Small-scale Farmers

Willington Wamayeye, co-founder and managing director of the Gumutindo Coffee Cooperative Enterprises (GCCE), a Lutheran World Relief partner in...


Sep 18, 2012, 22:44 ET Lutheran World Relief será coanfitrión del Foro Nacional del Cacao en Nicaragua; presentará un nuevo conjunto de herramientas de cacao para agricultores centroamericanos

 Lutheran World Relief (LWR) y el Centro para la Investigación y la Educación Agrícola Tropical (Center for Tropical...


Sep 18, 2012, 11:45 ET Lutheran World Relief to Co-Host National Cocoa Forum in Nicaragua; Present New Cocoa Toolkit for Central American Farmers

 Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and the Center for Tropical Agriculture Research and Education (CATIE) will host this year´s National...


Aug 31, 2012, 20:45 ET Lutheran World Relief copatrocinará el Premio Nacional de los Derechos Humanos en Colombia

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) se complace en copatrocinar el Premio Nacional de los Derechos Humanos en Colombia para honrar la labor de los...


Aug 31, 2012, 15:19 ET Lutheran World Relief to Co-sponsor National Human Rights Award in Colombia

 Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is pleased to co-sponsor the National Human Rights Award in Colombia to honor the work of the nation's...


Apr 16, 2012, 16:37 ET Lutheran World Relief Responds to Looming Food Crisis in West Africa

A serious food crisis is brewing in the Sahel region of West Africa, a region where more than 10 million people already face the threat of hunger...


Jan 24, 2012, 14:04 ET Lutheran World Relief Assisting Flood Survivors in the Philippines

 On the evening of December 16, Solidad Maestre encountered the most unforgettable typhoon of her life. The water was already knee-high...