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20 Jul 2009 description

Baltimore, July 20, 2009 - Lutheran World Relief is mounting an intense relief effort in East Africa where prolonged drought conditions have caused successive crop failure and depleted livestock herds, leaving many East African households vulnerable to hunger.

"The worsening global food and economic crises have left millions of East Africans extremely vulnerable to hunger," says Alissa Karg, LWR's Deputy Regional Director for Africa.

21 May 2009 description

L'adoption de la loi permettrait d'aider les victimes de l'Armée de Résistance du Seigneur

(Washington, DC) - Le nouveau projet de loi présenté devant le Congrès américain et visant un renforcement des efforts pour aider les civils menacés par l'une des insurrections les plus longues et les plus brutales au monde constitue une avancée cruciale pour la politique américaine dans la région, a déclaré aujourd'hui une coalition de vingt-deux associations des droits humains, humanitaires et basées sur la foi.

Si elle venait à être adoptée, la loi relative au désarmement …

21 May 2009 description

(Washington, DC, May 21, 2009) - The introduction of legislation in the US Senate and House of Representatives earlier this week to commit the United States to comprehensive efforts to help civilians threatened by one of the world's longest-running and brutal insurgencies is a crucial step forward for US policy in the region, a coalition of 22 human rights, humanitarian, and faith-based groups said today.

If passed, the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act would require the Obama Administration to develop a regional strategy to protect civilians in …

12 Mar 2009 description

Baltimore, March 12, 2009 - Lutheran World Relief continues to work in Sudan despite the government's suspension of over a dozen major aid organizations.

Last week, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes in the region of Darfur. In response, the government of Sudan has suspended the registration of many aid organizations and asked them to leave Sudan.

"We are glad that we are able to continue to work in this region where people still need so much help," says John Nunes, LWR president and CEO.

18 May 2006 description

West Darfur, May 18, 2006 - As diplomats have pressed for peace in talks in Abuja, Nigeria, humanitarian aid organizations working in the ongoing conflict are persevering with their work, knowing that change will be slow to come and that thousands of displaced people still need their assistance.

03 May 2006 description

Baltimore, May 3, 2006 -- While the peace negotiations in Abuja between the Government of Sudan and the Darfur rebel groups draw to a conclusion, millions of Darfurians are still living with chronic insecurity and may not feel the benefits of any peace agreement for some time to come.

While tensions continue along the Chadian border, contributing to a chronic regional instability, much of Darfur remains in a state of near anarchy with banditry and fighting restricting humanitarian access to communities in need.

28 Apr 2006 description

Baltimore, April 28, 2006 - Lutheran World Relief joins more than 160 humanitarian agencies in the Save Darfur Coalition to co-sponsor the Rally to Stop Genocide in Washington, D.C. this Sunday, April 30 to draw attention to the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. Concurrent rallies will be held in cities across the U.S.

18 Oct 2005 description

Baltimore, October 18, 2005 - Three staff members of LWR partner organization SUDO (Sudan Social Development Organization) who were abducted from a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur, Sudan on September 29 were released unharmed on October 6 after the case generated widespread international concern. The three men, Salah Idris, Ahmed Abubaker Musa and Salim Mohammed Salim, were returned safely to their families.

However, security conditions hampering humanitarian work in Darfur continue to deteriorate as attacks against civilians and aid agencies are on the rise.

18 Oct 2005 description

Baltimore, October 18, 2005 - Three staff members of LWR partner organization SUDO (Sudan Social Development Organization) who were abducted from a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur, Sudan on September 29 were released unharmed on October 6 after the case generated widespread international concern. The three men, Salah Idris, Ahmed Abubaker Musa and Salim Mohammed Salim, were returned safely to their families.

01 Aug 2005 description

Baltimore, August 1, 2005 - In light of today's tragic news about the death of John Garang, the recently sworn-in vice president of the new Sudanese government, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) offers its condolences and affirms its commitment to the people of Sudan, and to working toward a lasting peace in this conflict-torn nation.

03 May 2005 description

Baltimore, MD, May 3, 2005 - Hopes among more than three million people in Sudan were raised with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord, created to end Africa 's longest-running conflict. Driven from their homes and communities by more than two decades of war there, this massive wave of internally displaced people returning to their home areas raises many challenges in the process. And an urgent need for support.

15 Apr 2005 description

Kubum, South Darfur, April 15, 2005 -The three-year old girl's face is covered in crumbs from the BP-5 high protein biscuit she is eating.

17 Mar 2005 description

Update from Lutheran World Relief Partner, ACT (Action by Churches Together) On the Situation in Darfur

Zalingei, West Darfur, March 17, 2005 - Outside the feeding center run by Lutheran World Relief (LWR) partner ACT/Caritas in Hamadiya camp in West Darfur on a Saturday in February, women were waiting in a long line on the red, sandy ground with their thin children in their laps.

Inside the thatched hut, a little boy cried hysterically while swinging in the straps of a scale.

23 Feb 2005 description

Baltimore , February 23, 2005 -- The need for relief was undeniable. The need for long-term assistance remains a necessity. The outpouring of compassion from Lutheran World Relief supporters has been unprecedented.

16 Aug 2004 description

Baltimore, August 16, 2004 -- Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is helping provide some of life's basic needs to as many as 500,000 people in the Darfur region of Sudan, working with international Protestant and Catholic partners.

The annual rainy season has begun, leaving many roads nearly impassable. Heavy rains and the area's continuing insecurity make the delivery of relief items difficult.

05 Aug 2004 description

Baltimore, August 5, 2004 - Lutheran World Relief announces its acceptance of a major new gift of $500,000 from the Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Fund at Peninsula Community Foundation of Menlo Park, California. The Omidyars, founders of eBay stated that the grant is for people "in greatest danger" in what is judged to be the world's worst current humanitarian crisis. In providing this much-needed funding for the Western Sudan/Chad Darfur crisis, the foundation cited LWR for its work.

30 Jul 2004 description

Baltimore, July 30, 2004 - Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is working with international Protestant and Catholic partners to provide assistance in some of life's basics to as many as 500,000 people in the Darfur region of western Sudan.

07 Jul 2004 description

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