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08 Mar 2017 description

LWF supports survivors of gender-based violence in South Sudan

(LWI) Amina* was lying under a palm tree when a caseworker from The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) found her. The teen had been covering herself with palm leaves after walking for days from South Sudan to Uganda. Once she had reached the reception center in northern Uganda, the strength she had needed to make the journey left her.

28 Feb 2017 description

(LWI) – “This is the largest refugee crisis in Africa, and the third largest in the world. How many thousands have to come, how many people have to die until the international community wakes up?” – Jesse Kamstra, country representative of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Uganda, asks angrily.

22 Jul 2016 description

LWF received more than 12,000 people this week

(LWI) – Following violent clashes in South Sudan, thousands of South Sudanese have now arrived in Uganda to seek refuge in the neighboring country.

Most are entering through Elegu collection center at the border between South Sudan and Uganda, which has been managed by The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) since December 2013.

29 Jan 2016 description

(LWI) - Renewed fighting in South Sudan has caused a new influx of refugees into neighboring Uganda.

“Since the beginning of January 2016, Uganda has been experiencing a significant increase in the influx of South Sudanese refugees. Since the beginning of the year, the Elegu refugee collection point, the main entry for refugees into Uganda, has registered 5,026 new arrivals,” Jesse Kamstra, representative of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Program in Uganda, says. The United Nations estimates that about 500 people from Uganda cross the border to northern Uganda each day.

25 Mar 2015 description

LWF Installs Solar Pumps to Improve Water Supply

(LWI) – Without water, the classrooms in Ayilo refugee camp remain empty. The simple equation is explained by the headmaster of Ayilo2A primary school in Adjumani district, Uganda.

08 Apr 2008 description

Rwanda: Interfaith Initiative Will Promote Health, Reduce Poverty

KIBUNGO, Eastern Rwanda/GENEVA, 8 April 2008 (LWI) - Judith Mukurugwiza is among residents of Muganza village who are still celebrating 'the arrival of water' in her locality. Yet the hilly, wet and evergreen neighborhood, abundant with banana crop has had plenty of water for as long as the 63-year-old grandmother can remember. Indeed as one approaches the village from the main highway, several clear water points are visible.

27 Apr 2005 description

Solidarity Visits Called for Northern Uganda, Togo, Burundi

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa/GENEVA, 27 April 2005 (LWI) - Religious leaders have warned of imminent escalation of conflict in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They are appealing for immediate intervention by an Inter-Faith Action for Peace in Africa (IFAPA) mission and representatives of international peace agencies.


28 Feb 2001 description

General Country Situation
Close to 2000 Zanzibaris mostly from the island of Pemba have arrived in Shimoni south of Mombasa on Kenya’s coast, following political violence on the islands during January and early February. UNHCR in collaboration with Red Cross and other agencies has been providing food, water and non food items.

In late February (27th) Uganda declared itself free from the deadly Ebola virus. However the quarantining of newly arrived refugees at the transit camp in Lokichoggio continues for new arrivals from south Sudan.