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Sep 24, 2020, 16:37 ET Humanitarian aid for refugees, feared destroyed in Beirut explosion, found intact

Three 40-foot shipping containers filled with humanitarian aid that included thousands of handmade quilts and baby-care items, which were reported as ...


Aug 06, 2020, 17:44 ET More than $600,000 in Humanitarian Aid for Refugees Destroyed in Beirut Explosion

Three 40-foot shipping containers filled with humanitarian aid that included thousands of handmade quilts and baby-care items were destroyed in the...


Apr 16, 2020, 12:50 ET Lutheran World Relief launches the 75,000 Face Mask Challenge to inhibit the spread of coronavirus in vulnerable communities abroad

International NGO Lutheran World Relief, which is known for annually sending millions of quilts hand sewn by donors to those in need around the...


May 24, 2019, 12:01 ET Lutheran World Relief to Highlight Initiative that Links Quality Cacao Farmers in Latin America with Fine Chocolate Companies

BALTIMORE, May 24, 2019 Lutheran World Relief will moderate a plenary panel at an international gathering of the fine chocolate industry that will...


Jan 14, 2019, 08:00 ET Lutheran World Relief, IMA World Health Join Forces

International humanitarian organizations Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health today announced they are combining operations to dramatically...


Nov 19, 2018, 15:20 ET Lutheran World Relief Helps Communities in El Salvador to Prepare for Disaster

Lutheran World Relief has launched a three-year initiative to help communities in eastern El Salvador better prepare for and respond to emergencies,...


Oct 25, 2018, 09:34 ET Lutheran World Relief Joins Major New Initiative to Boost Latin America's Coffee and Cocoa Sectors

Lutheran World Relief, along with principal partner TechnoServe, announces the launch of the Maximizing Opportunities in Coffee and Cacao in the...


Oct 02, 2018, 13:05 ET Lutheran World Relief Responds to Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami

On Friday, September 28, a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and an 18-foot tsunami struck the Indonesian city of Palu and the surrounding coastline. More...


Aug 07, 2018, 12:54 ET Lutheran World Relief Responds to Venezuelan Refugees in Peru

Lutheran World Relief has launched an emergency response to assist families arriving in Peru who are fleeing the deteriorating humanitarian situation ...


May 07, 2018, 02:34 ET Lutheran World Relief Responds to Flooding in Eastern Kenya

Lutheran World Relief has launched an emergency response to assist families affected by flooding resulting from torrential rain in eastern Kenya that ...


Jan 10, 2018, 11:51 ET Lutheran World Relief Provides Aid to Families Affected by Typhoon Tembin in the Philippines

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is providing cash assistance to more than 1,100 families to meet immediate needs in the wake of damage caused by Typhoon...


Dec 20, 2017, 09:49 ET Lutheran World Relief Releases Early Warning Forecast: 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch in 2018

Lutheran World Relief (LWR), an international NGO working to develop sustainable solutions to poverty, has released its 2018 Early Warning Forecast...


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 World ...


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 from...


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 that ...


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, 13:04 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, 14:06 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 or ...


Dec 13, 2016, 02:22 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 Warning ...


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 and...


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 Colombian Peace...


Dec 06, 2012, 04:36 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 early...