Apr 1, 2024

Tigray, Ethiopia | Elfinesh's Story

Elfinesh Hadush's family is one of many in Tigray, Ethiopia whose lives were turned upside down by conflict.

Mar 1, 2024

Ukraine | Helping children cope with trauma

Therapy dog Doxa helps children in Ukraine recover from trauma and reclaim their childhood.

Mar 1, 2024

El Salvador | Climate insurance for small-scale farmers

Innovative crop insurance project protects small-scale farmers in El Salvador from climate shocks.

Mar 1, 2024

Haiti | Humanitarian assistance in response to disaster

Helping families affected by flooding and earthquakes in Haiti restart their livelihoods.

Mar 1, 2024

Somalia | Emergency support for displaced families

Providing emergency supplies and services to Somalian families displaced by drought.

Mar 1, 2024

Chad | Shelter and supplies for families fleeing conflict

Providing emergency shelter and food, sanitation facilities and clean water to families in Sudan displaced by conflict.

Mar 1, 2024

Ethiopia | Supporting families to earn their own income

Helping families in Ethiopia displaced by conflict restart their livelihoods and earn their own income.

Mar 1, 2024

Refugee Resettlement | Helping families find safety

Supporting congregations to sponsor refugee families to settle in Canada.

Mar 1, 2024

Your Stories | The Bethesda Sharecropper Project

Church's sharecropper project supports Canadian Foodgrains Bank and CLWR in providing food assistance for people in the developing world.

Nov 25, 2023

South Sudan | From farming to fishing

With your support, our partners in South Sudan provided cash assistance and fishing kits to those whose land was flooded in order to help them adapt to the drastically altered landscape. 

Nov 25, 2023

Chad & Cameroon | Nature based solutions

We’ve designed an initiative called Nature-Based Solutions which will be carried out alongside thousands of local farmers as we restore land, reforest, push adoption of sustainable farming and water management practices, and include voices that have been left out. 

Nov 25, 2023

Artist uses creative skills to raise funds

Cassandra Hay learned about the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and northern Syria, she decided to make images honouring Turkey and Syria that could be purchased for use as Zoom backgrounds and donate half of the proceeds to CLWR to help provide emergency supplies and shelter, and support repair and rehabilitation efforts.

Nov 25, 2023

Beyond the headlines | Responding to crises around the world

With your generous support, CLWR is bringing hope and relief to vulnerable communities around the world facing crises.

May 18, 2023

Sudan | Emergency assistance to refugees

With the support of the Humanitarian Coalition and the Government of Canada, CLWR partners are providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees who have fled in to Chad to escape the ongoing conflict.

May 18, 2023

South Sudan | A report from our Director of Programs, Jason Carkner

The overall picture in South Sudan is one of severe humanitarian needs being magnified by various disasters. As Jason visited communities, it was clear to him that these are very vulnerable people in need of life-saving food assistance.

May 11, 2023

Refugee Resettlement Story: A rural-urban partnership

Three congregations in Ontario formed a refugee sponsorship partnership with a church in Nova Scotia.

May 11, 2023

Syria & Türkiye | Rebuilding after the earthquakes

Thanks to your quick response, our local partners were able to respond immediately, delivering emergency supplies and providing life-saving shelter to those who were displaced from their homes.

May 11, 2023

Burundi | Ensuring long-term food security

Thanks to your support, our local partners are providing both immediate food assistance and longer-term livelihood support to vulnerable families.

May 11, 2023

Nicaragua | Supporting children’s education

Across 23 communities in Nicaragua, children are receiving financial help to stay in school, extra learning supports and hot meals at school. 

May 5, 2023

Burundi | Violette's Story

In Burundi, with the support of Canadian Foodgrains Bank, through our partners, CLWR is implementing a multi-year project that aims to bridge the gap between emergency support and addressing longer-term barriers that families like Violette’s face in restarting their lives.

Feb 20, 2023

Myanmar | Opportunities for all

With your support, we are accomplishing big things in Myanmar. Women and girls are receiving critical supplies for menstrual health management, reducing an inequitable barrier and giving them the chance to pursue their education and careers. 

Jun 20, 2022

Refugee Resettlement Story: Salmon Arm, BC

Since 2016, Deo Lutheran Church in BC has joined together with other churches, community groups and individuals to sponsor 70 Syrian refugees to Canada.

Jun 20, 2022

Ethiopia | Initiating an integrated approach

In 2022, CLWR is expanding its efforts in Ethiopia to address both immediate as well as longer-term needs as part of a "nexus" approach that integrates humanitarian and development solutions.

Jun 20, 2022

Uganda | Working toward a brighter future

CLWR has been working in partnership with Lutheran World Federation – Uganda to provide emergency protection and livelihood assistance to refugees and their host communities in Uganda.