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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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LWR Names New President and CEO

Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard Named President and CEO

Posted on 11. Apr, 2014 by .

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We are pleased to announce that Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, of McLean, Va., will be the next president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, effective July 1. Currently a senior advisor at Palantir Technologies and a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Speckhard has served in various high-level diplomatic roles in both Republican and […]

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infographic about typhoon haiyan and lwr's response

An Update on Typhoon Haiyan

Posted on 11. Nov, 2013 by .

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Just before dawn last Friday, Super Typhoon Haiyan roared onshore with wind gusts up to 235 mph, waves up to 45 feet in some areas, and nearly 16 inches of rainfall. The death toll is mounting. It is currently estimated that this storm, the most powerful cyclone of the past three decades, has killed nearly 10,000 […]

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Principal Rodilla

Cateel Central Elementary School Recovers from Typhoon Bopha

Posted on 05. Jul, 2013 by .

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I met Melvin Rodilla, principal of Cateel Central Elementary School in the Philippines, during a recent project monitoring visit. Principal Rodilla wears a warm, welcoming smile despite all of the difficulty he and his school have endured during the past six months since Typhoon Bopha struck. Principal Rodilla’s school and community were devastated by Typhoon […]

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man pumping a new well in Nicaragua

Double Your Donation with our Summer Match

Posted on 24. Jun, 2013 by .

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Some generous friends of Lutheran World Relief have issued a challenge. They will double the value of gifts received — dollar for dollar — between now and August 31, up to a total of $171,000! Will you accept this challenge so your gift this summer can do twice as much good? Those gifts mean so […]

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Abdullah Daccay with a young goat

Adbullah Daccay and his LWR Goats

Posted on 12. Jun, 2013 by .

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There’s always been a special bond between a dad and his kids. To Abdullah Daccay, kids are a double blessing. A farmer on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, he received two LWR Goats. They’ve gone on to have seven kids. With the income he earns he can provide for his kids, including sending […]

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group of women and men in Ghana

We Remember Madam Christiana Ohene Agyare

Posted on 03. Jun, 2013 by .

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Lutheran World Relief is saddened to learn the news that on May 19th Madam Christiana Ohene Agyare, President of Kuapa Kokoo, passed away after a brief illness. Kuapa Kokoo is the democratically operated, Fair Trade certified cooperative of cocoa farmers in Ghana, which sources cocoa for Divine Chocolate and whose farmers are part owners of […]

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Prayers for Oklahoma

Prayers for Oklahoma

Posted on 21. May, 2013 by .

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O LORD, God of my salvation, when, at night, I cry out in your presence, let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry -Psalm 88:1-2 Our hearts and prayers are with all those affected by the massive and devastating tornado that swept through Oklahoma on May 20. As an international relief […]

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