Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Lutheran World Relief works to end poverty, injustice and human suffering by empowering marginalized communities to help themselves. As a faith-based organization, LWR is committed to community-driven relief and development that honors the God-given worth of all people and strives for justice, dignity and peace.

LWR works around the world through the support of individual donors, church bodies and partner organizations.

Founded in 1945 by Lutherans' compassionate response to a Europe devastated by World War II, LWR works today in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East — developing lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and disaster.

As a leader in fostering innovative and sustainable solutions to poverty, LWR has a strong record of success in designing, monitoring and growing effective and efficient partnerships for change.

Latest from Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Politics undermining the work of NGOs post-Haiyan

Politics undermining the work of NGOs post-Haiyan

Jul 10, 2014

10 July, 2014 - Political disputes are generating further upheaval in the lives of typhoon Haiyan survivors

Better prepared than Bopha but “chaos” expected

Better prepared than Bopha but “chaos” expected

Nov 09, 2013

9 November 2013 - ACT Alliance members are rushing to respond to super typhoon Haiyan, as people take shelter from the storm surges, waves and winds of up to 300km/hr that are battering the Philippines.

Human rights key to lasting peace in Colombia

Human rights key to lasting peace in Colombia

May 02, 2013

Colombia's recent progress in promoting human rights is promising, but the country still has a long way to go in meeting its obligations in this area.

Philippines’ fishing communities seek sustainable solutions to chronic flooding

Philippines’ fishing communities seek sustainable solutions to chronic flooding

Feb 04, 2013

Tired of being victims to annual flood waters that inundate their houses, residents of several villages along the shore of the largest lake in the Philippines are organising to either stop the flooding or find viable alternatives for their families.

Conflict in Mali threatens to deepen humanitarian crisis across Sahel

Conflict in Mali threatens to deepen humanitarian crisis across Sahel

Jan 28, 2013

The conflict in Mali is creating a new wave of civilian displacement that is straining already scarce resources and deepening the humanitarian crisis in Mali and neighbouring countries.

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