Archive for 'Emergency Response'

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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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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A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Posted on 10. Feb, 2016 by .

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Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Precious Lord, Our world is a wilderness of dust and ash. The flames of poverty consume. Deserts engulf forests and grasslands. Drought, famine and food shortages blow through an ever more hopeless world. Yet amid the ashes and dust, we know that you are […]

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Why LWR School Kits Make a Difference

Posted on 28. Jan, 2016 by .

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) states that access to education is a basic human right. Every girl and boy in every country is entitled to [education]. Quality education is critical to development both of societies and of individuals, and it helps pave the way to a successful and productive future. When all children have […]

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Congratulations to Gayle Smith, Administrator of USAID

Posted on 03. Dec, 2015 by .

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On behalf of Lutheran World Relief, I would like to congratulate Gayle Smith on her confirmation as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and we look forward to working with her to as we together pursue lasting solutions to global poverty. USAID is a key partner of LWR in several of our […]

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How to Give Better This Christmas With LWR Gifts

Posted on 03. Dec, 2015 by .

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Have you ever struggled to find a gift with just the right meaning? A gift that says to your spouse or significant other, “I’m so thankful you’re in my life”? Or one that tells your parents “Thanks for putting up with me all these years and teaching me to be a good person”? Or how about […]

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What We’re Watching and Where We See Hope in 2016

Posted on 01. Dec, 2015 by .

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If we have learned anything from living in our increasingly globalized world, it is that no community or no nation stands in isolation. For better or worse, we are all connected. This makes our existence on this planet simultaneously more creative, more dynamic, more complex and more dangerous. Inevitably, what goes on “over there” will […]

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This Day in History, 1965: LWR meets with LBJ

Posted on 12. Nov, 2015 by .

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Politico, the popular web magazine for all things political, takes us for a ride on the time machine today in a look back at Nov. 12, 1965, when a delegation of 12 aid agency representatives met with President Lyndon B. Johnson to discuss the refugee issue in the wake of the Vietnam War. Lutheran World […]

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Typhoon Haiyan Recovery: Two Years Later

Posted on 08. Nov, 2015 by .

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Mr. Aldrin Lauding remembers the day he lost his home to Typhoon Haiyan like it was yesterday. The storm devastated his entire barangay (village) of Lao. Though he and his partner and two children were safe, everything they had was gone. As a broom maker earning only 250 pesos ($5.34 USD) a day – and […]

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How to Ship LWR Quilts & Kits Through Ingatherings

Posted on 07. Oct, 2015 by .

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You’ve brought together a group of dedicated volunteers. Together you’ve cut, sewn and tied Quilts. Or you’ve held a drive to collect items for School, Personal Care, Baby Care or Sewing Kits. And of course you’ve assembled and packed them according to LWR guidelines. Now you have to figure out how to get them to […]

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