BY THE NUMBERS
10 million People in Caribbean directly affected
2.5 million Puerto Rican residents without power, with food and clean water running low.
163 People reported dead or missing in Puerto Rico Sources: UN OCHA Caribbean Hurricane Report, Sept. 18, 2017, Puerto Rico Department of Public Safety, October 20, 2017
NEW INFORMATION AND HIGHLIGHTS
BALTIMORE, October 25, 2017—Lutheran World Relief, with funding from the European Union, is launching a three-year initiative in Dosso, Niger to strengthen farmers’ resilience to climate change risks by increasing agricultural productivity and helping them to sustainably manage their land.
Beginning on September 8, 2017, Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean, leaving a trail of destruction and devastation. As communities were assessing the damage and just starting the rebuilding process, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 5 hurricane, dealing a crippling blow to island nations. Both hurricanes Irma and Maria registered as some of the most powerful hurricanes in recorded history, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph.
Monsoon rains beginning on August 11, 2017 have caused deadly flooding in northern India and southern Nepal. The flood water has damaged roads, submerged railways and caused widespread power outages, cutting off access and contact to several communities. Houses, buildings and crops have been damaged or destroyed.
Founded in 1945 by U.S. Lutherans to respond to the humanitarian needs of post-war Europe, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) today reaches millions of people around the world through its programs in emergency response and sustainable development. Motivated by faith and grounded in the Lutheran tradition, LWR reaches out to some of the world’s poorest and most marginalized communities, serving people in need regardless of race, religion or ethnicity and does not support religious activities.
Background: Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is seeking a highly experienced Iraqi national as a consultant for humanitarian assistance work. Primary function of the consultant is to conduct a strategic landscape analysis of current humanitarian situation and programing, operational environment and funding context in the Iraq, in particular conflict areas. This includes information collection, situation analysis, and field work, identification of program gaps and appropriate program designing, and research on setting up an office.
Lutheran World Relief has nearly 75 years of demonstrated expertise helping to transform some of the hardest-to-reach places in the developing world. LWR helps communities living in poverty adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being, and responds to emergencies with a long-term view. Our international team of experts develops effective tools to help people achieve self-sufficiency. We apply solutions specific to the needs of each community, such as providing access to capital for small businesses or helping farmers adapt to changing climate conditions.
The Senior Manager for Global Security (SMGS) is responsible for ensuring safety and security of Lutheran World Relief staff and assets through the design and operationalization of safety and security systems, policies and best practices.
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1945 to respond to the needs of communities devastated by World War II. Today LWR works with local implementing partners in Asia, Africa and Latin America to respond to emergencies and seek lasting solutions to rural poverty. LWR works in three core thematic areas of agriculture, climate change and emergency operations.