All stories related to The Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
Feb 19, 2014
19 February, 2014 - ACT Alliance head, General Secretary John Nduna, has toured areas of the Philippines recovering from typhoon Haiyan
Feb 11, 2014
11 February 2014 - Nyagnet Req, the mother of 7 children living in the town of Malakal, South Sudan, recalls how on 13 January 2014 she fled the country in what she can only describe as “the worst day of her life”
Jan 28, 2014
28 January 2014 - Lisa Henry, Humanitarian Director for ACT member DanChurchAid, reports on getting water to South Sudanese refugees at Adjumani camp in Uganda
Jan 17, 2014
17 January 2014 - Disabled people have a particularly hard time fleeing violence in their native South Sudan for the safety of a camp in a neighbouring country. When Paul Maguet’s wheelchair was stolen, he was forced to crawl for miles.
Jan 15, 2014
15 January 2014 - a short video report from DCA/LWF on the situation in Adjumani refugee camp with a huge influx of South Sudanese refugees.
Jan 12, 2014
12 January 2014 - In just three days, the number of refugees entering Adjumani in north Uganda from South Sudan has doubled, bringing the figure to a total of 24,105 refugees. The influx puts huge pressure on Ugandan camps and calls for an upswing in humanitarian response.
Jan 10, 2014
10 January 2014 - Some 32,000 people have crossed the borders of South Sudan looking for refuge, there are arrivals daily in camps where ACT members are working in Uganda.
Jan 08, 2014
8 January 2014 - Recent estimates put the number of internally displaced people from the conflict in South Sudan at over 200,000. Refugees are arriving at Kakuma camp in Kenya as well as Uganda and Ethiopia.
Jan 08, 2014
8 January 2014 - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Department for World Service (DWS) is providing emergency assistance to thousands of people fleeing the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) that heightened at the end of 2013.
Dec 17, 2013
17 December 2013 - Heavy rains in Angola have sparked fears a cholera epidemic in southern provinces of the country will worsen, resulting in significant loss of life.
Dec 11, 2013
11 December 2013 - A twenty minute film about work in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, made by the Church of Sweden, focusing on the work of LWF.
Aug 28, 2013
28 August 2013 - As drought worsens in Namibia, ACT member the Lutheran World Federation brings relief to families struggling to put food on the table.
Aug 19, 2013
19 August 2013 - Local aid workers can face unacceptable risks as they carry out their jobs. ACT calls on greater protection for local partners.
Jul 26, 2013
A massive influx of refugees over just two days puts pressure on a new refugee camp. ACT member the Lutheran World Federation is on the ground supplying life-saving care.
Jun 20, 2013
An average refugee now spends nearly two decades living in exile, a situation ACT says must change
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