Non-governmental Organization based in Switzerland

The Lutheran World Federation works in 25 countries, carrying out emergency response and long-term development that assists 2.7 million people. Current emergency operations include the South Sudan and DRC refugee crises, Central African Republic, Nigeria, and Myanmar. Long term projects run in Jerusalem, Nepal, Haiti and Colombia.

The LWF stands alongside local and international partners, helping communities achieve their full potential and advocating for their universal rights. People in need are assisted irrespective of their ethnicity, gender, religion, race, or political conviction.

Partners include Lutheran churches, the European Commission (ECHO), the US Government (BPRM) and UNHCR, with whom we are a key implementing partner. LWF has been a UNHCR partner since its inception and remains its largest faith-based partner.

The Lutheran World Federation is a global communion of 148 churches in the Lutheran tradition, representing over 75.5 million Christians in 99 countries.

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11 Oct 2018 description

(LWI) With representatives of the United Nations and churches in Colombia, Liberia, Tanzania and the US, as well as many other partners, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) launched its initiative “Waking the Giant” on the evening of 10 October.

Waking the Giant is a global initiative of the LWF to build the capacity of churches to contribute to the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is implemented in connection with global and local ecumenical structures.

30 Aug 2018 description

Eleven international organisations call for increased protection and support to civilians bearing the brunt of the conflict in the Lake Chad region.

On 3 and 4 September, ministers from the affected countries as well as Governors of the Lake Chad region, alongside donor countries, UN organisations, international and regional organisations, and civil society representatives will meet in Berlin, Germany, for a two-day high-level conference on the Lake Chad region, including parts of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

23 May 2018 description

This statement is supported by: CAFOD, Christian Aid, Global One, Islamic Relief Worldwide, The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, Muslim Charities Forum, The Lutheran World Federation, The Salvation Army International, World Evangelical Alliance, and World Vision


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04 Dec 2018 description
job Closing date: 14 Dec 2018 Lutheran World Federation

The Education Coordinator will be based in Kakuma Refugee Camp and shall be responsible for coordinating and overseeing operations in the Education Department. He/she will work hand in hand with the Education staff, Education and Child Protection Technical Advisor to improve the operations and management of the Education Sector. The incumbent will report directly to the Project Coordinator or his/her designate, while working closely on a daily basis in collaboration with other LWF sectors.