Archive for 'Countries'

From Peru, With Thanks

Posted on 28. Apr, 2016 by .

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Here at LWR headquarters in Baltimore, we occasionally get a visit from our partner staff from the field and when they do very often we’ll have a “brownbag” information session during lunchtime. For those of us who work mostly out of our Baltimore offices this is a real treat and a chance to connect our […]

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The Everest-Sized Challenge of Recovery in Nepal

Posted on 25. Apr, 2016 by .

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Featured Image: Mount Everest, by Gunther Hagleitner, Creative Commons Attribution License, on Flickr.com. As I sat in the restaurant of a hotel in Kathmandu, I noticed a large expedition team preparing to depart for Mount Everest. As they went over their plans for the trek to base camp, I couldn’t help but think about what […]

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On the Ground in Post-Earthquake Nepal (Video)

Posted on 04. Apr, 2016 by .

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It’s been nearly a year since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu on April 25th. Since that time, LWR and partners have been working with communities in the heavily affected Lamjung and Ghorka districts to provide immediate relief and long-term recovery assistance. With your generous support, LWR began immediately […]

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Travel Diary: Women in India Raise Their Voices

Posted on 01. Mar, 2016 by .

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Colors. Rich, vibrant colors as far as the eye could see. During my recent trip to India, I was in wonder of the vibrant, rich colors that seemed to be everywhere and on everything – including the beautiful saris worn by the women gathered at the first ever Women Farmer’s Convention in Losinga, Bihar. More […]

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Celebrating Bold Women: Meet Atandi

Posted on 28. Feb, 2016 by .

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This story originally appeared on the Women of the ELCA Blog.  Atandi Wilkister is a small-scale farmer who lives in the Rachuonyo South District in Western Kenya. Life has been challenging for Atandi, especially because she was left alone to run her farm and raise her children many years ago. For a long time, she struggled […]

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The Global Impact of El Niño: Asia, Oceania and Pacific Islands

Posted on 25. Feb, 2016 by .

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Global weather conditions associated with El Niño are posing a serious threat to millions of vulnerable people, particularly in rural communities. This is part one in a three-part blog series looking at the effects of  El Niño-influenced weather disruptions in various parts of the world – and how your support of LWR is helping. Read part […]

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The Global Impact of El Niño: Africa

Posted on 24. Feb, 2016 by .

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Global weather conditions associated with El Niño are posing a serious threat to millions of vulnerable people, particularly in rural communities. This blog series looks at the effects of  El Niño-influenced weather disruptions in various parts of the world – and how your support of LWR is helping.  Global weather conditions associated with El Niño are […]

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The Global Impact of El Niño: The Americas

Posted on 23. Feb, 2016 by .

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Global weather conditions associated with El Niño are posing a serious threat to millions of vulnerable people, particularly in rural communities. This is part two in a three-part blog series looking at the effects of  El Niño-influenced weather disruptions in various parts of the world – and how your support of LWR is helping. Read part […]

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How Ethiopia Can Overcome the Worst Drought in 50 Years

Posted on 19. Feb, 2016 by .

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The following is an excerpt of an article written by Lutheran World Relief President and CEO, Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard (rt.) and published on the TIME Magazine website. Ethiopia has a large rural population that has been heavily affected by conditions described and LWR and local partners are working to assess needs and develop a response. In […]

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Nepal: Nine Months After the Earthquake

Posted on 11. Feb, 2016 by .

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LWR has a long history of development programming aimed at building the resilience of vulnerable communities affected by multiple shocks and stressors, such as natural disasters, conflict, and climate change and variability. This blog series, Reflections on Resilience, will examine emerging issues, innovative approaches and new resources in resilience work. It seeks to stimulate learning, reflection […]

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Give Hope. Join LWR’s 2016 Hunger Challenge!

Posted on 02. Feb, 2016 by .

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You can do it. You can help families escape hunger and poverty! Take the LWR 2016 Hunger Challenge and give the gift of long-lasting, sustainable solutions to hunger for families around the world – like Daisy’s.   Take the Challenge!   Daisy and her family live high in the Andes mountains in Peru.  There was a […]

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