Together for Those in Need
Our Partners and Networks
The LWF Department for World Service works through strategic partnerships and networks that are guided by internationally recognized codes, principles, and guidelines in humanitarian assistance and international development.
Below you find our partners as well as a selection of links we found useful for our work.
- The Lutheran World Federation and ACT
- Israel and Palestine Peace Websites
- Sources of Information on Palestine and Israel
- Human Rights and Advocacy
We are a founding member of the ACT Alliance – one of over 130 church-related organizations responding together to human need and addressing injustice. We often take the lead when ACT members respond to a crisis on the ground or advocate for human rights and sustainable change. The alliance provides the ecumenical movement with structures to mobilize rapidly in response to disasters – and to improve collaboration on development and advocacy issues. The LWF is often a leading ACT member on the ground in emergency and humanitarian response, and helps provide leadership through the ACT governance. ACT Alliance
The United Nations High Commissariat for Refugees (UNHCR) works to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. The LWF has a long-standing history and partnership with UNHCR. Currently, we are their fifth largest partner globally, supporting 1.4 million refugees in 2012. Our work with UNHCR includes refugee camp management, shelter, food distribution, water and sanitation, education, and community services – including support to host communities. We also engage in efforts to build peace, security, and protection for vulnerable groups. In addition, we advocate for pro-refugee policies at the national and international level. In 2012, new refugee operations were started in Jordan, Mauritania, South Sudan and Uganda. We partner in on-going and expanding operations in Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nepal.