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Lutheran World Relief is a nonprofit organization that works with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice, and human suffering.

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A large boat rests atop a building in Indonesia in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami

The Indian Ocean Tsunami: 10 Years Later

Posted on 26. Dec, 2014 by .


Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami that swept through Asia, forever changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. In total, 227,898 people were killed or were missing and presumed dead and about 1.7 million people were displaced in 14 countries in South Asia and East Africa. The tsunami […]

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Satellite Image of Typhoon Hagupit

An Update on Hagupit

Posted on 09. Dec, 2014 by .


Adapted from LWR’s most recent Hagupit Situation Report. View the full Situation Report on LWR In Depth. Typhoon Hagupit made its way through the Philippines this week, sparing much of the damage we initially feared. As Hagupit moved westward, it weakened substantially and has since been downgraded to a tropical depression. At this point, the […]

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#ThanksgivingTag: Show a friend you’re thankful

Posted on 20. Nov, 2014 by .


One of LWR’s core values is gratitude. It marks the way we relate to one another and to all creation. As Thanksgiving approaches, we want to show that gratitude through a game: Thanksgiving Tag. How to play Thanksgiving Tag The rules are incredibly simple. Share the image above, tag a person you’re thankful for, and […]

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Three Lessons I Learned Spending a Day with Potato Farmers in Peru

Posted on 11. Nov, 2014 by .


Dr. Louise P. Evenson is a member of the Lutheran World Relief board of directors. Recently, she traveled to Peru with LWR president Daniel Speckhard and Senior Director for Latin America Programs, Carolyn Barker-Villena. The title of this blog post is something of a misnomer. I learned far more than three things on my trip! […]

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One Year Later: Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

Posted on 08. Nov, 2014 by .


November 8 marks the one-year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The storm was one of the strongest to make landfall in recorded history. 16 million people were affected, 4 million people were displaced and 6,300 people died because of the storm. In response, Lutheran World Relief raised $9.7 million to meet the immediate […]

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We’re Proud to Introduce KindSight

Posted on 06. Nov, 2014 by .


LWR is proud to announce that we’ve launched a brand new, innovative way to give: KindSight. KindSight is a new way to help end poverty around the world. Choose specific parts of LWR projects to support and then get updates, photos and stories about how you are helping people help themselves. Money isn’t the only […]

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Kids sitting around on old tires in El Salvador

Three ways LWR is helping unaccompanied minors

Posted on 08. Aug, 2014 by .


More than 50,000 children have arrived at the U.S./Mexico border alone so far this year. Nearly 40,000 women and children have arrived as families.[source] All have endured an incredibly dangerous journey to escape violence and despair in Central America. Current efforts to expedite their deportation place their safety and well-being in jeopardy. While this issue […]

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