All stories related to The Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
Mar 14, 2013
In the wake of heavy floods, ACT Mozambique has moved quickly to help meet not only the short-term needs of affected communities, but also to reduce their vulnerabilities to future natural disasters.
Dec 03, 2012
UN OCHA estimated last week that an additional 140,000 people have been displaced in and around Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, since rebels took the city on November 20.
Nov 28, 2012
The population of the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan has already surpassed 41,000 and is expected to reach peak capacity of 60,000 shortly, as more Syrians flee fighting.
Nov 15, 2012
These photographs offer a glimpse inside the Za'atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, which is continuing to receive large numbers of new Syrian refugees uprooted by violence at home.
Nov 05, 2012
More than 110,000 Sudanese refugees are living in four camps in the Upper Nile state of South Sudan, with more expected imminently as fighting continues.
Aug 13, 2012
Chad has long experienced chronic instability from inter-clan tensions and spillover conflicts from neighboring countries. This gallery illustrates ACT's work with people uprooted by fighting in nine camps.
Aug 07, 2012
Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya, is home to nearly half-a-million people, most of whom have fled war-torn and drought-ravaged neighboring Somalia.
Oct 06, 2011
High tech solutions mean safety for these students during an earthquake or hurricane
Aug 15, 2011
Officials must decide whether a new extension to Dollo Odo is needed, just weeks after a fourth camp there was opened
Jul 29, 2011
The relentness trail of new arrivals and the job of running a camp the size of a small city are what get Dadaab staff up before the sun.
Jul 25, 2011
Workers rush to survey land, clear bush and plot boundaries at the Dadaab camp extension, considered a secure environment for refugees.
Mar 08, 2011
Images from the ACT assessment mission to the Libya-Tunisia border where tens of thousands are fleeing the conflict in Libya
Mar 08, 2011
ACT helps displaced people suffering from four days of fighting in early February between Cambodian and Thai troops around Preah Vihear temple
Feb 10, 2011
With the Sudanese voting 99 percent in favour of secession, ACT members and church leaders can look back on decades of work with a sense of real achievement
Dec 04, 2010
ACT member LWF works with some of the more than three million people who have been forcibly displaced, helping them grow food to survive
At a glance
- Formed in 1947
- Based in Switzerland
- Working in more than 80 countries
- Budget of $101,986,000
- 6000 members of staff
Countries we work in
- Dem. Rep. of the Congo
- El Salvador
- Myanmar (Burma)
- Occupied Palestinian Territories
- Sierra Leone