Archive for 'Climate'

LWR Early Warning Forecast Report: 8 Places We’re Watching in 2015

Posted on 10. Feb, 2015 by .

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LWR recently released a 2015 “Early Warning Forecast” of regions to watch and why. The regions highlighted in the report are ones LWR is actively monitoring. Many of these regions are also places where, with your support, LWR is already in-country, working to help communities mitigate the worst effects of potential crises by developing disaster […]

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A few degrees make a big difference for Nepal citrus farmers

Posted on 14. Oct, 2014 by .

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We’ve probably all had this experience. You make a purchase of beautiful, fresh produce with every intention to use it at the peak of its glory. Then, some weeks later, after life has happened, you stumble upon your neglected piece of fruit or vegetable and realize that it’s been called home. Indeed, preserving fresh food is a […]

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Growth in Impact: What’s ahead for Lutheran World Relief

Posted on 06. Oct, 2014 by .

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As of October 1, LWR embarked on its new fiscal year. Whether it’s a new job, a school year, a new fiscal year, or a new calendar year, new beginnings are times of both reflection and action, of asking questions and seeking answers. Since I joined LWR in July, I’ve been doing a lot of […]

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From 2013 to 2014: Finding Hope in the News

Posted on 03. Jan, 2014 by .

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2014 is already jumping off to a raucous start around the world. Between bitter winter weather around the U.S., armed conflicts in South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Syria, and continuing controversy about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) it could be easy to begin January with a bout of depression. But we believe there […]

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The Devil is in the Details

Posted on 21. Oct, 2013 by .

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I’ve been the staff writer here at LWR for five and a half years. But it didn’t take me that long to see that my colleagues really do live out a lot of the organizational values and culture. Take our commitment to monitoring and evaluation, for example. At one point, one of LWR’s coffee machines […]

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How Two Teachers Saved Their Village & How We’re Helping Others Do the Same

Posted on 16. Oct, 2013 by .

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On the eve of August 18, 2008, Chandra Kant was nervous and uneasy. He had been listening to the radio all day as torrential rain fell on his village — fearful that the worst was yet to come. He knew that if the rainfall did not stop, the nearby river would overflow and flood his […]

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Reforestation in Indonesia

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Recently, The Guardian published an article about the deforestation in Indonesia. The article explains the crisis the Indonesian island of Sumatra is undergoing due to quickly disappearing forests. The impacts of natural disasters are greater on communities when forests are not there to act as a buffer between them; violence erupts over land conflicts; animal […]

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