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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
More than 30 international development organizations, including CRS, have released a joint statement supporting the Global Food Security Act of 2013, which will be introduced in Congress by Representatives Betty McCollum (MN-4), Aaron Schock (IL-18) and James McGovern (MA-2).
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.
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.
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.