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14 Jan 2019 description

International NGOs’ complementary work in public health, rural livelihoods and emergency relief expands global reach and impact

BALTIMORE, Jan 14, 2019—International humanitarian organizations Lutheran World Relief https://lwr.org/ and IMA World Health https://imaworldhealth.org/ today announced they are combining operations to dramatically increase their impact on breaking the cycle of poverty and promoting healthier families and communities throughout the world.

02 Jan 2019 description

The 2019 Early Warning Forecast, a publication of Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health

29 Apr 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide, Catholic Relief Services, American Refugee Committee International, Africare, United Nations Population Fund, UN Office of the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict, United Nations, World Health Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Volunteers, Italian Red Cross, UNOPS, Tearfund, UN Observer Mission in Georgia, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, CARE, UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, Caritas, Pact, UN Department of Political Affairs, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Human Settlements Program, Mercy Corps, UN Children's Fund, Médecins du Monde, Lutheran World Relief, International Rescue Committee, Operation USA, International Medical Corps, Relief International, UN Mission in Sudan, UN Interim Force in Lebanon, Refugees International, UN Department of Safety and Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Action by Churches Together International, HelpAge International, Save the Children, Plan International, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Médecins Sans Frontières, UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, Women's Refugee Commission, ChildFund International, UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, World Renew, Monaco Red Cross, UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste

We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.

We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.

20 Dec 2017 description

BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2017 - Lutheran World Relief (LWR), an international NGO working to develop sustainable solutions to poverty, has released its 2018 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch

Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, LWR president & CEO, noted that armed conflict is a thread running through the world's current crises.

13 Dec 2016 description


As we at Lutheran World Relief anticipate the tremendous humanitarian challenges we might face in the coming year, a quote from Desmond Tutu comes to mind: “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.”

04 Aug 2016 description

Vulnerable communities are constantly affected by multiple — and often simultaneous — shocks and stressors (e.g. environmental, socio-economic, political). Resilience has been adopted widely in the international development field as an approach to strengthening the capacity of those communities to absorb the impacts of shocks and stressors, adapt to change and potentially transform.

01 Dec 2015 description

BALTIMORE, Dec. 1, 2015—Lutheran World Relief, an international NGO working in 35 countries to develop sustainable solutions to poverty and food insecurity, marked #GivingTuesday by releasing its 2016 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential humanitarian crises over the coming year.

23 Apr 2013 description

Baltimore, April 23, 2013 — Through a new partnership with the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD), Lutheran World Relief plans to position Quilts and Kits near disaster-prone areas for timely distribution following an emergency.

The UNHRD brings together United Nations and international governmental and non-governmental organizations to stockpile material resources like LWR’s Quilts and Kits in strategically located hubs around the world.

02 Dec 2008 description

Baltimore, December 2, 2008 - In an effort to stop even more people from going hungry and sliding deeper into poverty due to elevated food prices, Lutheran World Relief is extending its request to help "Fill the Bowl" in response to the urgent needs created by the global food crisis.

15 Aug 2008 description

Baltimore, August 15, 2008 - Lutheran World Relief today announced a $150,000 matching grant opportunity for gifts to its "Fill the Bowl" campaign to fight the global food crisis.

Thanks to the generosity of Paul and Barbara Denton, of Easton, Md., donations to LWR's Fill the Bowl campaign will be matched dollar for dollar, until $150,000 in matching funds is reached.

LWR launched Fill the Bowl this summer in response to a growing food crisis around the world.