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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ukraine | Emergency support for families fleeing crisis
CLWR partners have provided food packages, emergency supplies and medical equipment, and have established Refugee Support Points, Child Friendly Spaces and Transitional Shelters to families fleeing the crisis in Ukraine.
Family that fled Kharkiv - CLWR's response in Ukraine
Masha fled with her parents and sisters from Kharkiv when the bombing began, using the touring bus from their father’s theatre company. After a long and arduous trip across the country, they reached Mukachevo in western Ukraine, where your gifts have been at work, making a difference for thousands of families like Masha’s, providing food, shelter and comfort in their time of need.
International Women's Day 2022 - Ola's Story
This International Women’s Day, we are celebrating women who #BreakTheBias, like 33-year-old mother-of-four Ola Ali Sabbah Breijieh, who is smashing age-old traditions in the West Bank by taking courses in carpentry through CLWR's GRIT project.
In places like the West Bank, where Hala lives, lack of access to education and training severely limits employment and livelihood opportunities for women, especially those with disabilities. In the coming years, engaging women in non-traditional fields through vocational education will play an increasingly vital role in building a more sustainable, inclusive and peaceful future.
Refugee resettlement: Walaa's story
Even during a global pandemic, Lutheran churches across Canada haven’t stopped providing refugees with a new home and caring community through our refugee sponsorship program.
Haiti | Building back better after disaster strikes
CLWR partners on the ground were able to deliver life-saving relief and medical assistance to those affected by the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, and provide immediate shelter, basic necessities and unconditional cash grants to displaced families as well as rehabilitate affected homes.
Celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities
The GRIT project supports women living with disabilities to overcome challenges to training and employment. Join CLWR in celebrating IDPWD and recognizing the contributions of all persons with disabilities living around the world.
WWII refugee's family continues tradition of giving
Veteran journalist John Longhurst talks to Rudy Knippelberg's widow Ruth about how his experience as a WWII refugee inspired their family to help others in need.