Floods, cyclones, earthquakes, and other natural disasters are always happening around the world. When a disaster hits a large population, the results can be devastating. Wide-spread conflict and war are disasters of human origin. Canadian Lutheran World Relief enables Canadians to help quickly in these situations by channelling donations to partners on the ground in affected areas.
CLWR is a founding member of ACT Alliance, which is an ecumenical disaster response network. Through its comprehensive membership ACT Alliance makes it possible for Canadians to support relief efforts through CLWR for almost any large-scale emergency in the world. Local partners provide information updates and implement response measures with the resources provided by ACT Alliance members.
Our Spring 2012 Partnership newsletter, with the theme "A faithful response to emergencies," is about CLWR's work in emergency relief. Read it here.
Ethiopia has been hit by the worst drought in decades. And that is spelling disaster for more than 10 million people, who need support to cope with severe food shortages.
We need your help to assist in the rebuilding efforts for those who were affected by the wildfires in northern Alberta and Fort McMurray.
Help support Syrian refugees whose lives have been devastated by the violent civil war in Syria.
We need your help to respond to the urgent needs of survivors of the devastating earthquakes that shook Nepal on April 25 and May 12.
September 2014 â€“ We urgently need your help to provide emergency aid for thousands of Iraqi families affected by violence.
July 2014 â€“ We are partnering with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada on this fundraising/prayer appeal.
CLWR and the ELCIC partnered in an appeal for funds to assist those affected by flooding in southern Alberta in June 2013.
Tornado response in the U.S. (May 2013)
Hurricane Sandy Relief
Thunder Bay flood - June 2012: Emergency Appeal
East Africa drought & famine - July 2011
CLWR is appealing for funds for East Africa famine and drought relief
Saskatchewan Flooding - June 2011: Emergency Appeal
Slave Lake, AB wildfire & Manitoba floods - May 2011: Emergency Appeal
Japan earthquake & tsunami – March 2011
CLWR appealed for funds for relief in Japan, where an earthquake and tsunami hit on March 11. Emergency Appeal
June 2011 UPDATE
Colombia floods – February 201
Pakistan floods – August 2010: Emergency Appeal
Haiti earthquake – January 2010: Emergency Appeal
Photo: Haiti earthquake relief efforts, February 2010. Jonathan Ernst/LWR/ACT Alliance